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Jobs and the Economy

On National Coffee Day, we compare some numbers

Communications • September 29, 2014

Today is National Coffee Day — a chance to celebrate the liquid caffeine that so many Americans rely on every day. Reportedly 83% of American adults drink coffee, a number that’s growing every year. But here’s a more shocking realization: According to a new study by the Republican Senate Budget Committee, more American adults drink coffee than have a …

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1 in 4 Americans – that’s a lot

Communications • September 26, 2014

A new chart from the Republican side of the Senate Budget Committee shows almost 1 in 4 Americans between the ages of 25-54 (or prime working years) are not working. Out of the 124.5 million Americans in their prime working years, 28.9 million (nearly a quarter!) are not currently employed. Over two-thirds of all labor force …

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When Does Washington Get Squeezed?

Speaker John Boehner • September 26, 2014

Republicans are working every day to lower costs at home so that it’s easier for middle-class families to live, save, and invest. On the president’s watch, those things have only gotten tougher.  Prices have gone up while paychecks haven’t.  Hardworking people are left squeezed and often overlooked. Every day, I hear from constituents in Southwest Ohio who …

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Are we better off than we were 4 years ago? Definitely not

Communications • September 23, 2014

In 1980 Ronald Reagan asked the famous question: “Are you better off today than you were four years ago?” The question challenged Americans to think about their economic trajectory – and in answering, many realized they needed change and elected Ronald Reagan as President. In the last few weeks, President Obama has asked the same question …

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Getting More Americans Back to Work

Communications • September 19, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement today after the House passed H.R. 2, the American Energy Solutions for Lower Costs and More American Jobs Act and H.R. 4, the Jobs for America Act, which will create jobs, lower energy costs, and grow the economy. “In homes …

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6 years later… and still no action

Communications • September 19, 2014

Six years ago today TransCanda applied for a permit to build the Keystone XL Pipeline. And for six years, President Obama has avoided making a decision – despite the fact that the majority of Americans approve building the pipeline. While this behavior is a prime example of the President’s lack of leadership, more notably this …

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Let’s hire more heroes

Rep. Rodney Davis • September 18, 2014

Rep. Rodney Davis represents Illinois’ 13th Congressional District in the House of Representatives. He sponsored the Hire More Heroes Act which the House will include as part of the Jobs For America Act this week. The failures of Obamacare are almost too great to count – from website glitches and an embarrassing roll-out to increased out-of-pocket expenses and …

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Jobs for America Act

Communications • September 17, 2014

Americans number one priority remains the economic future of their families and our country. House Republicans have worked tirelessly to pass solutions that will grow our economy from the ground up, encourage small businesses, simplify our tax code, and help Americans bring home more of their paychecks. In order to remind Harry Reid and Senate Democrats of our …

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American Energy Solutions for Lower Cost and More American Jobs

Communications • September 16, 2014

At a time when over half the country is struggling to pay for things like gas and groceries, we must act quickly.  That is why House Republicans will vote on a single, common-sense energy plan comprised of solutions that focus on production, infrastructure, reliability, and efficiency. This bill includes: H.R. 3, the Northern Route Approval Act, authored by Representative Lee Terry, …

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Top down

Communications • September 16, 2014

Recently, President Obama said, “There are reasons to feel good about the direction we’re headed.” Days later, the August jobs report brought us the worst numbers we’ve seen all year. These disappointing figures reflect what Americans across the country believe – 65 percent say the country is “seriously off on the wrong track,” according to a …

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