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Republican Leadership Press Conference: “Let’s get to work”

Communications • July 29, 2014

“This is what it looks like to solve the problems facing Americans. And you know what – this is just the beginning.” Click to Play Republican Leadership Press Conference July 29, 2014 Participants: Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) Majority Leader-elect Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) Majority Whip-elect Steve Scalise (R-LA) Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) Conference Vice …

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Accountability > Budget

McMorris Rodgers: American Families Deserve an Accountable Government

Communications • July 16, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) applauded the House passage today of of H.R. 5016, the Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act, 2015, sponsored by Rep. Ander Crenshaw (R-FL). “We are working every day in the House to create better opportunities for American families, and this common-sense bill prioritizes programs and services that …

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Accountability > Oversight | Regulation

10 things to keep the IRS in check

Communications • July 16, 2014

One of the government’s most powerful agencies has recently proven to be one of the  most incompetent and corrupt as well. That’s right, we’re talking about everyone’s favorite – the IRS.  So this week, House Republicans addressed the agency’s misconduct through the Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act of 2015 (H.R. 5016). Here are 10 things H.R. 5016 will do to …

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VIDEO: But wait, there’s more…

Communications • July 15, 2014

“Dealing with the federal government is not always high tech, and it’s not always user friendly.” — President Barack Obama, July 8, 2013 You can say that again. From the disastrous rollout of healthcare.gov to vanishing emails at the IRS and the EPA, this entire Administration is riddled with glitches. But wait, there’s more: on …

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Accountability > Oversight

Rep. Boustany: Trust an issue in IRS ‘lost’ emails case

Communications • June 26, 2014

What do your mom, your doctor, and the IRS have in common? They all know specific, revealing, and very personal information about you. But only the IRS has the power to subject you to expensive, terrifying investigations that could lead to jail. That’s why, when the IRS targets political groups just because it doesn’t like …

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VA claims patient neglect didn’t affect care

Communications • June 23, 2014

“Here’s what is really disturbing,” said John Berman, co-host of CNN’s Early Start. “The VA admits patients were neglected, but denies that this mistreatment had any impact on their health.” Have you or someone you know been impacted by the VA’s mismanagement? Tell your story as House Republicans continue working to make sure veterans receive the …

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Accountability > Oversight

VIDEO: We Are Waiting

Communications • June 18, 2014

Last year, when it was revealed to Congress that the IRS was responsible for the targeting of conservative groups, President Obama said his administration would “work hand-in-hand with Congress to get this thing fixed.” This week, that promise was broken when the IRS claimed it could not produce two years of emails from Lois Lerner …

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Accountability > Oversight | Veterans

Holding the VA Accountable

Communications • June 11, 2014

This week, Americans learned that problems with the VA were much larger than expected. Over 120,000 veterans were affected by extreme wait times – or were unable to get an appointment at all. Waitlists and mismanagement were found at over 730 hospitals nationwide. This week, the House unanimously passed the Veteran Access to Care Act of 2014 (H.R. 4810) to fix these issues immediately. …

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Accountability > Oversight | Seniors

McMorris Rodgers: Now Is the Time to Fix a Broken VA System

Communications • May 30, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement today following the resignation of Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki. “I thank Secretary Shinseki for his 38 years of service to our great nation. While I am hopeful his resignation will lead to greater accountability and transparency within the VA, …

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Accountability > Veterans' Affairs

House Republicans sound off on the broken VA system

Communications • May 28, 2014

“Our veterans deserve better” -Rep. Diane Black (R-TN) “The White House says President Obama is “madder than hell” about the reports of negligence at the VA, a line he has repeated throughout his administration…  In fact, when the Obamacare website failed, Obama reacted immediately by pouring resources into it and recruiting top technology experts from around …

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