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Ensuring Security for Our Veterans

Communications • April 30, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) released the following statement today in support of the passage of H.R. 4486, the bipartisan Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2015, which will increase discretionary funding for veteran services. “We are forever grateful for the countless sacrifices made by our veterans, and we owe them our …

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#StacksOfBills

Communications • April 30, 2014

The U.S. economy has come to a standstill. GDP growth slowed to 0.1% in the first quarter, one of the weakest growth rates in months. Despite the rhetoric about recovery, middle-class Americans are struggling. They are adjusting to an unfortunate “new normal,” filled with unemployment, underemployment, higher energy and health care costs, and less take home pay. …

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Jobs > Security > Budget | Energy | Jobs and the Economy | Opportunity

Obama’s Keystone XL decision: another delay for American jobs

Communications • April 25, 2014

American support for the Keystone XL pipeline has reached a new high.  Sixty-one percent (61%) support building the major oil pipeline from Canada to Texas. The project would create more than 42,000 direct and indirect jobs nationwide, and would reduce American dependency on foreign oil by hundreds of thousands of barrels. President Obama has again delayed …

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An America that works at home: Jobs and economic growth

Communications • April 22, 2014

Over the past week, House Republicans have been busy meeting with folks back in their districts. With a stagnant economy and a crippling health care law, jobs and economic growth continue to be the top concerns for Americans across the country. Below are some examples of what House Republicans are doing back home to build …

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More Jobs, More Paychecks, More Security

Communications • April 10, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement today after the House passed H.Con.Res. 96, Establishing the budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2015 and setting forth appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2016 through 2024.  “It is time to get America back to work, …

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Jobs > Health Care > Health Care | Jobs and the Economy | Young People

Young People Under the Obama Administration

Policy • April 3, 2014

For the nearly 2 million young people who graduated college in 2013, the economic environment remains unfriendly.  College graduates continue to struggle finding work, let alone a job in a career that reflects their educational experience and skillset.  Youth unemployment remains above the national average.  And, while the number of college graduates continues to increase, …

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Health Care > Jobs > Health Care | Jobs and the Economy

Redefining “Full-Time Employees” in Obamacare

Policy • April 3, 2014

One of the most destructive elements of Obamacare extends beyond healthcare into the labor market. The 30-hour full-time employee definition fundamentally alters more than 40 years of federal policy that considered “full-time” to be a 40-hour work week. Vulnerable populations such as those individuals who work between 30 and 36 hours a week will be in …

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Jobs > Health Care > Empowerment > Health Care | Jobs and the Economy | Women

How Women Are Really Doing Under the Obama Administration

Policy • April 3, 2014

Women are playing more complex and important roles than they ever have in society.  In addition to being mothers and caretakers, women are now income earners—often times the lead income earner in households. In fact, more than 72 million women are in the labor force now (47% of the labor force),[1] compared to 18 million …

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Unemployment + Economy + Gov’t Dissatisfaction = …

Speaker Newt Gingrich • March 13, 2014

Gallup is out with a new poll today about the top problems America faces: “Three issues — unemployment, the economy in general, and dissatisfaction with government — dominate when Americans name the most important problem facing the nation.” (Americans cite jobs, economy, gov’t as top U.S. problems, Rebecca Riffkin, Gallup, 3/13/14) It makes sense… 3.8 …

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5 Things the Keystone XL Pipeline Will Do to Build Our Economy

Communications • March 13, 2014

1) Create 42,100 jobs. ” Construction spending would support a combined total of approximately 42,100 jobs throughout the United States for the up to 2-year construction period.” (Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement, U.S. State Department, January 2014) 2) Create a more energy independent North America. Construction of the Pipeline would reduce U.S. dependency on non-Canadian foreign oil including oil from …

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