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Five Priorities Funded

Communications • December 12, 2014

To understand someone’s priorities, you can take a look at their receipts. And the Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 Omnibus Appropriations bill is a pretty good indicator of the American people’s priorities. The bill focuses on protecting jobs, cutting wasteful spending, and stabilizing national security. Most importantly, the FY 2015 bill slashes unnecessary spending – reducing overall …

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Empowerment > ABLE Act | Budget | Families | Health Care

This is Why We’re Here

Communications • December 2, 2014

Republican Leadership Press Conference December 2, 2014 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 Vice Chair Lynn Jenkins (R-KS) Rep. Ander Crenshaw (R-FL) Chair McMorris Rodgers, Remarks as Prepared for Delivery: “Today I’d like to tell you the story of …

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The August Job Report = the worst numbers we’ve seen all year

Communications • September 5, 2014

Hot off the press: the August report has brought the worst jobs numbers of the year. Ending the six-month trend of 200,000+ job creation, August saw only 142,000 new jobs and a stagnant labor-force participation rate. Employers added well below the (already low) 207,000 a month average in the past three months – 28,000 fewer jobs than previously expected. To fully recover, the …

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Growing economic concerns? House Republicans understand

Communications • August 27, 2014

A new economic survey by the Peter G. Peterson Foundation revealed that concern for the economy is growing – and Americans are looking at their leaders to solve the problem. Eighty-three percent of survey respondents agreed that the national debt is an issue that President Obama and Congress should be spending more time addressing, and 64% say …

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Jobs > Opportunities > Budget | Families | Jobs and the Economy

Solving back-to-school stress

Communications • August 18, 2014

Families across the country are gearing up for the first day of school. New backpacks, sharpened pencils, and back-to-school outfits are filling wish lists – and emptying wallets. Back-to-school spending is estimated to total $26.5 billion this year, a slight decrease from 2013. And the buck doesn’t stop there. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s annual Expenditures …

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Jobs > Middle Class Squeeze > Budget | Jobs and the Economy | Opportunity

We’re dealing with a stubborn, out-of-touch President

Communications • August 13, 2014

Yesterday, President Obama told a crowd that the economy has “turned around” since he entered the White House. “And if you think about where we are now economically compared to where we were when I first came into office, we were then losing 800,000 jobs a month. We now are seeing the lowest unemployment claim …

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Accountability > 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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How a little tax bill would create jobs – seriously.

Communications • July 10, 2014

American workers and business owners are struggling under our current economy. Financial woes are keeping companies from hiring more workers, growing their business, and increasing their production. These issues are only amplified by a complex, time consuming tax code. Yeah, yeah, we know – tax reform – everyone’s favorite topic. But today, House Republicans voted on …

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Pathetic Economic Growth = More Suffering for American Workers

Policy • May 1, 2014

The Obama recovery is failing, and Americans are starting to notice. Over fifty percent of the American people disapprove of how President Obama is handling the economy. The President’s tax and spend policies have done little to improve our nation’s stagnant recovery. In the first quarter of 2014, the American economy grew at a pathetic seasonally adjusted rate of …

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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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