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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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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 > 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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#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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Jobs > Security > Budget | Energy | Jobs and the Economy | Opportunity

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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Budget Provides More Jobs, More Growth, More Relief

Communications • April 1, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement after the House Budget Committee released the “Path to Prosperity,” the Fiscal Year 2015 House Republican Budget: “At a time when Americans face a sluggish economy and stagnant job growth, the ‘Path to Prosperity’ provides the long-term economic framework to relieve …

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Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), House Financial Services Committee

Policy • March 27, 2014

On Tuesday, the House Financial Services Committee convened a hearing examining our nation’s debt and why it matters.  Witnesses included David M. Cote, Chairman and CEO of Honeywell; Alice Rivlin, former Director of the Congressional Budget Office; and Douglas Holtz-Eakin, President of the American Action Forum.  In this week’s Committee Spotlight, Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) …

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President’s Budget Won’t Help Hardworking Americans

Communications • March 4, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) today issued the following statement upon the release of the President’s budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2015: “The President’s lame-duck budget expands the size of government on the backs of hardworking Americans. Too many middle-class families are living paycheck to paycheck. Too many moms and dads …

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