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That ‘can-do’ spirit

Communications • May 20, 2014

“We’ve never lost sight of that ‘can-do’ spirit, Mr. President – we know we can do better and the American people know we can do better – so let’s work together – the White House and Congress – and make it happen.” Participants: Speaker John Boehner (R-OH)Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA)Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA)Conference Vice Chair Lynn Jenkins (R-KS) …

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House Republicans – helping small businesses succeed

Communications • May 16, 2014

This week, House Republicans celebrated small businesses and the hardworking Americans who make these economic engines run across the country. The contributions small business employees make to the American economy are incredible – almost 60 million jobs – and over 25 million firms. However, the current status of our American economy does not reciprocate in benefits to these hard-working Americans. Small business …

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Recognizing American Innovators – Small Business Week 2014

Communications • May 13, 2014

Small businesses play a vital role in America’s economy. Every year since 1963, the United States has dedicated a week to the contributions of these independent companies and the workers who make them a key part of both national and local economies. May 12 -16, 2014 marks the 51st annual  National Small Business Week. Today, there an estimated 27 million small …

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House Republicans are doing work – and encourage Senate Dems to do the same

Communications • May 12, 2014

In this week’s Republican address, the authors of more than a dozen House-passed jobs bills call on President Obama and Senate Democrats to act and match the House’s focus on the economy. Each of these bills are aimed at creating jobs, strengthening the American economy, and easing the squeeze for hard-working Americans. These are only …

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Developing jobs in the U.S. of A.

Communications • May 8, 2014

The American Research Competitive Act has been on the books of American law for over 20 years. However, every year it expires, so Congress has to take the time to renew it. In the spirit of sensibility, House Republicans have introduced a bipartisan bill that would make the extension permanent. But what does that bill really mean for hardworking Americans? Chairman …

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A job is so much more than a statistic or a paycheck

Communications • May 7, 2014

April’s job report found over 800,000 Americans have left the job force. This week, House Republicans are introducing a bill that will make R&D tax benefits permanent, creating jobs and stimulating economic growth in America. House Republicans are also introducing a bipartisan bill supporting charter school growth, boosting educational opportunities across America. House Republicans have solutions that …

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Hardworking Americans Deserve Better

Communications • May 2, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement today after the Bureau of Labor Statistics released its April jobs report. “While it is encouraging to see more Americans secured jobs this April, today’s jobs report is a ultimately a reflection of our stagnant economy. As over 800,000 dropped out of the …

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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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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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