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Jobs and the Economy

Creating Jobs and Reviving American Manufacturing

Communications • November 20, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement today after the House passed H.R. 4795, the Promoting New Manufacturing Act, sponsored by Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA). “As we advance jobs-focused solutions and embrace an all-of-the-above energy strategy, we will continue to help hardworking Americans reach new heights. By …

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Long term unemployment numbers? You can’t trick us.

Communications • November 18, 2014

Recent reports have shown dropping unemployment numbers. It’s 5.8%, the lowest it’s been since 2007. But these numbers don’t tell the full story. The Administration has left an entire demographic out of their count and are only focusing on “positive” numbers. It’s time for a reality check. Long term unemployment, defined as individuals who have been …

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The Time for Leadership is Now

Communications • November 18, 2014

“Let’s get these bills — among many, many others — to the President’s desk and signed into law. The time for leadership is now.” Republican Leadership Press Conference November 18, 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 …

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Jobs > Middle Class Squeeze > Energy | Jobs and the Economy | Keystone

#Yes2Energy

Rep. Leonard Lance • November 14, 2014

Like many Americans, I have been incredibly frustrated by the repeated and unnecessary delays in moving forward with the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. And while the Republican-led Congress has worked in a bipartisan capacity to pass legislation eight times to build the Keystone XL pipeline, the President and his allies in the U.S. …

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President Obama’s not listening — but we are.

Communications • November 13, 2014

President Obama seems to have some trouble listening to the American people. Last week, Americans told their leaders where they want the country to head  — and the message was pretty clear. Republican-led job creating initiatives like the Keystone XL Pipeline were at the top of the list. House Republicans wasted no time. This week, they’re discussing and voting …

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Your Priorities = Our Priorities

Communications • November 12, 2014

In two years, the American people have changed their minds — a lot. A recent Gallup poll asked 828 Americans, “Who do you want to have more influence over the direction the nation takes in the next year — Barack Obama or the Republicans in Congress?” Their answer? Republicans in Congress. Fifty-three percent of Americans want Republicans to have …

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Op-ed: “Now We Can Get Congress Going”

Communications • November 6, 2014

Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) write about the tasks ahead, including reforming the tax code, redefining ‘full time’ as working 40 hours a week, and moving on the Keystone XL pipeline. “Now We Can Get Congress Going” Americans have entrusted Republicans with control of both the House and Senate. We are …

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Keeping the Internet Free… #STUCK

Communications • October 29, 2014

For countless Americans, access to the internet means access to a world of opportunity. Whether it’s online courses and student resources; job applications and career information; online answers and directions — the internet is increasingly essential. Unfortunately, many state and local governments are pursing an “internet tax” — using it as an opportunity to make money on a …

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Where’s the Save American Workers Act? You guessed it.

Communications • October 27, 2014

President Obama’s health care law redefines “full-time employees” to anyone who works 30 hours or more — rather than the standard 40-hour work week. For 2.6 million Americans, this means less opportunity, a smaller paycheck, and greater stress. House Republicans quickly saw the danger in reducing the American work week. Already three out of four of …

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Creating jobs? Nope, broken promises.

Communications • October 23, 2014

“Take a look at the goals the President has set to move this country forward.… Double U.S. Exports, Create 600,000 Jobs in the Natural Gas Industry, Create 1 Million New Manufacturing Jobs…” -President Obama’s campaign website in 2012 A visit to President Obama’s 2012 website highlights his lofty goals — the same ones that are now …

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