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Policy Feature Issue: State of the Union – The Country Cannot Afford Another “Year of Action,” The President’s Failed Economy

Policy • January 27, 2014

The President promises us a “Year of Action.”  But, the nation has had four plus years of government action, including an $800 billion stimulus package, Obamacare, Dodd-Frank, an EPA regulatory agenda that is putting industries out of business, and record trillion-plus dollar deficits. But, what has that meant for Americans?  The nation is in the …

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Policy Feature Issue: State of the Union – The President’s “Year of Action,” The Economic Impact of Minimum Wage Increases

Policy • January 27, 2014

As the economy continues to struggle to create jobs and improve economic opportunity, the Administration continues to push an increase in the federal minimum wage.  Legislation has been introduced in both the House and the Senate to raise the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10 per hour.[1]  Yet, what these proponents fail to talk …

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Policy Feature Issue: December Jobs Report

Policy • January 14, 2014

Last week, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released its December monthly jobs report.  Nonfarm payroll employment increased by 74,000, and the unemployment rate decreased to 6.7 percent.[1]  However, Labor Force Participation once again dropped to its lowest levels since the Carter Administration (in 1978), as 347,000 Americans dropped out of the workforce.  As was …

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Policy Committee Feature Issue of the Week: Trade

Policy • January 9, 2014

The United States has Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) in place with 20 countries.[1]  International Trade has been estimated to support more than 38 million American jobs and account for more than 30 percent of total U.S. GDP.[2]    The United States’ use of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) has been important in securing these agreements, expediting the …

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Policy Feature Issue: November Jobs Report

Policy • December 10, 2013

Last week, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released its October monthly jobs report.  Nonfarm payroll employment increased by 203,000 in November, and the unemployment rate decreased to 7.0 percent.[1] However, Labor Force Participation remains at historic highs as an increasing number of Americans continue to leave the workforce.  As has been the case throughout 2013, …

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

Republican Leadership Press Conference

Communications • December 3, 2013

With 11.3 million people still out of work, it’s easy to see that Americans are still struggling to make ends meet in this tough economy. It’s not fair that President Obama and his Democratic allies want to add more worries to their plate this holiday season, like higher health care costs and loss of coverage …

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Policy Feature Issue: October Jobs Report

Policy • November 12, 2013

Last week, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released its October monthly jobs report.  While nonfarm payroll employment increased by 204,000 in October, the unemployment rate increased to 7.3%.[1]  The October jobs report continues to highlight our nation’s anemic economic recovery, and is especially concerning because of the increasing number of Americans dropping out of …

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Policy Feature Issue: September Jobs Report

Policy • October 22, 2013

On Tuesday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released its September monthly jobs report.  Though nonfarm payroll employment increased by 148,000 in September, the unemployment rate decreased only slightly to 7.2%.[1]  The September jobs report is yet another sign that our nation’s economic recovery is weak.  Although overall nonfarm employment grew during the month of …

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Ditch the Glitch (GIF)

Communications • October 1, 2013

Obamacare made its debut today and as expected, the rollout had some issues. Check out the day’s headlines in this GIF:  

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House Republicans Speak on #FairnessForAll

Communications • September 30, 2013

House Republicans continue to lead the fight to keep the government running and ensure fair treatment for all Americans under the president’s health care law.

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