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Points of View

Communications • February 26, 2015

While the President was busy saying “no” to Keystone, House Republicans were busy advancing solutions that will grow our economy, expand domestic energy production, and create equal opportunity in education. This week we focused on solutions that will empower all students from the ground up. Watch and read below for this week’s points of view! …

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Health Care > Jobs > Opportunities > Security > Accountability > #ObamaSaysNo | Health Care | Jobs and the Economy | Keystone XL

#ObamaSaysNo

Communications • February 26, 2015

During his first six years in office, President Obama vetoed a total of two bills that  reached his desk. But his veto today of the job-creating Keystone XL Pipeline project is a discouraging sign that things are about to change. By saying no to Keystone, the New York Times reports, “Mr. Obama will be opening the …

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McMorris Rodgers: Making Equal Opportunities in Education a Reality

Communications • February 25, 2015

WASHINGTON D.C. – House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement today after the House passed the bipartisan H.R. 529 to improve, modernize, and strengthen 529 college savings accounts. “As someone who paid my way through college by working at the McDonald’s Drive-Thru, and became the first in my family to …

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Opportunities > Computer Science | STEM

McMorris Rodgers: Investing in America’s Future Leaders

Communications • February 25, 2015

WASHINGTON D.C. – House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement today after the House passed H.R. 1020, the STEM Education Act of 2015, which redefines science, technology, engineering and mathematics-related education to also include computer science. This bill also encourages further research on extra-curricular STEM programs. “By 2020, it’s estimated …

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Opportunities > College savings | Education

McMorris Rodgers: Expanding Opportunities From Elementary to College

Communications • February 25, 2015

“Everyone in this country should have an equal opportunity to get a great education, from elementary school to college – and we stand here committed to making that happen.” Republican Leadership Press Conference February 25, 2015 Participants: Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) Conference Chair Cathy McMorris …

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Opportunities > 529 College Saving Plans

Do You Want Your Kids To End Up Like George Costanza?

Communications • February 24, 2015

This post originally appeared on BuzzFeed. This week, the House of Representatives will be taking up House Republican Conference Vice Chair Lynn Jenkins legislation, H.R. 529, to expand and strengthen 529 college savings plans. Here is a quick look at how 529s are a proven tax-free college savings tool to help hardworking Americans save for their children’s …

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Opportunities > innovation | NASA | science

McMorris Rodgers: NASA: Unlimited Opportunity and Boundless Possibility

Communications • February 11, 2015

“NASA provides Americans with unlimited opportunity and boundless possibility – and that’s why I am so proud to support its continued success.” WASHINGTON, DC – House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) issued the following statement today after the House passed H.R. 810, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization Act of 2015, which …

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Opportunities > Education | Opportunity

McMorris Rodgers, Hatch and Rubio Lead the Charge to Innovate America’s Classrooms

Communications • February 4, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC – House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT), and Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) released the following statement today after introducing H.R. 678, the 21st Century Classroom Innovation Act, which encourages the use of blended learning in the classroom. “As the mom of three young children, I’ve seen firsthand …

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Empowerment > Opportunities > Accountability | Jobs and the Economy

Growing An Opportunity Economy

Communications • February 3, 2015

Republican Leadership Press Conference February 3, 2015 “We are growing an Opportunity Economy, not Washington, D.C.’s economy. We are here to empower people, not government.” Participants: Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) Conference Secretary Virginia Foxx (R-NC) Rep. Barbara Comstock (R-VA) Chair …

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ICYMI: ABLE Act on CNN

Communications • January 6, 2015

The year 2014 ended on a markedly high note, especially for millions of Americans with disabilities and their families – the Achieving a Better Life Experience Act (ABLE Act) became the law of the land. This bipartisan law will allow individuals with disabilities to use tax-free savings accounts to save for college, retirement, and other expenses. House Republican Conference …

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