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McMorris Rodgers: Standing Up for Life

Communications • January 22, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC – House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) issued the following statement today after the House passed H.R. 7, the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act of 2015. “As a pro-life leader and a pro-life mom, I acted today to protect the lives of the unborn. I …

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What We’re Doing for the 8.7 Million Still Unemployed

Communications • January 9, 2015

Today the Bureau of Labor Statistics released its monthly report on the status of the American workforce. The report outlines how many Americans remain unemployed, the status of wages, and how many people are part of the labor force. The good news from the December report? 252,000 jobs were added, and the unemployment rate went down to 5.6%. …

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McMorris Rodgers: Putting People First

Communications • January 8, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC – House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) issued the following statement today after the House passed H.R. 30, the Save American Workers (SAW) Act of 2015: “We begin the first week of America’s New Congress by empowering millions of Americans that have seen their paychecks cut because of Obamacare’s harmful 30-hour …

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Examining Obamacare Transparency Failures

Communications • December 9, 2014

Right now, the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform is holding a hearing: “Examining ObamaCare Transparency Failures.” One of the key witnesses is Jonathan Gruber, the MIT professor who said famously that two keys to passing Obamacare were a “lack of transparency” and “the stupidity of the American voter.” Here’s a roundup of reactions from …

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The Obamacare Deception – Were Democrats Complicit?

Rep. Mark Meadows • December 8, 2014

On Tuesday, two of the most influential players in the construction and implementation of Obamacare, Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Marilyn Tavenner and Obamacare architect and MIT Professor Jonathan Gruber, will testify before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on the lack of transparency associated with the President’s healthcare law. By …

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Not-Affordable-at-all-Act

Communications • December 3, 2014

President Obama promised a lot of things when he entered the Oval Office six years ago. At the top of his list? Affordable health care. However, under the complicated, one-size-fits-all Affordable Care Act, health care costs have risen — and are going, going, going up. One in three insured Americans have put off getting medical treatment because of …

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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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REVIEW: Obamacare 2.0 (so far)

Communications • November 24, 2014

Every week is a challenge for President Obama’s health care law — but this past one was especially rough. The second round of Open Enrollment for Obamacare started last weekend. But with the “updated” HealthCare.gov came a lot of painful side effects. Higher costs: Many Americans are facing hefty price increases in health care purchased through Obamacare exchanges — in …

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Obamacare Open Enrollment: The Sequel

Communications • November 17, 2014

Obamacare is open for business again. Saturday marked the second open enrollment period, allowing consumers to purchase health coverage through exchange websites like healthcare.gov. If you’ve forgotten what happened during the first open enrollment (last year), here’s Jon Stewart with a refresher: With a price tag of more than $2 billion (and counting), will healthcare.gov work this time …

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On health care, Americans deserve better

Rep. Bob Gibbs • November 17, 2014

Open enrollment for healthcare began this weekend, and all Americans must participate or face a penalty. If this round of sign-ups is anything like last year, we can expect long wait times, trouble logging on and the uncertainty of whether or not the plan you signed up for is suitable for you and your family. …

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