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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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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 > 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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Republican Weekly Address – Rep. Lynn Jenkins (R-KS)

Communications • January 31, 2015

This week, Rep. Lynn Jenkins (R-KS), Vice Chair of the House Republican Conference, delivers the Weekly Republican Address. Jenkins discusses common-sense solutions to lower costs and expand opportunity for middle-class families, including a plan she introduced this week to protect college savings.

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Opportunities > Education

What college means for today’s students

Communications • October 22, 2014

Fall is in full swing  — which for college students brings a new semester of classes, football and midterms. But for many students, college comes with a hefty price tag.  The rising cost of higher education has grown into a crisis of unprecedented proportions. According to USA Today, “Total student loan debt was $240 billion in 2003, …

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Recent college graduates are still waiting…

Communications • September 8, 2014

As college students all across the country begin a new school year, they do so with the promise of a better, brighter future. Unfortunately, far too many college graduates today are struggling to find a job and begin their career. According to research by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, the demand for college …

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Opportunities > Education | Opportunity

Making college more affordable for everyone

Rep Peter Roskam • September 2, 2014

Rep. Peter Roskam represents Illinois’ 6th Congressional District and serves on the House Ways and Means Committee. Below is an excerpt from an op-ed he published today at mySuburbanLife.com. Summer has ended and that means it’s back to school time for families across the country. For those parents who recently loaded up the car and dropped their kids off at college, …

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5 things (still) on our summer wish list

Communications • August 4, 2014

House Republicans have passed more than 40 jobs bills that are now stuck in the Senate. Since it’s apparent we can’t get them all through a stubborn Democratic-controlled Senate, we have a shorter, more realistic wish list for Senator Reid that will help hardworking Americans. 1.  The Northern Route Approval Act This bill approves the construction of the …

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Opportunities > Education | Opportunity

Helping Students Reach Their Full Potential

Communications • August 1, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement today after introducing H.R. 5303, the 21st Century Classroom Innovation Act, which encourages the use of blended learning in the classroom. “In the past few years we’ve seen an increase in the number of classrooms integrating technology – and these …

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Opportunities > Education | Young People

The concerns of students are the concerns of all Americans

Communications • July 31, 2014

Tuition costs are skyrocketing at a rate that outpaces the price of housing, food, and even medical expenses. Since 2004, the price of public four-year colleges and universities has increased by 42%. Since 2009, college students are paying 25% more – and in some states, like California, Florida, and Washington, they’re paying over 50% more. And …

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