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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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Rep. Diane Black: The Possibilities of a “Governing Party”

Communications • August 13, 2014

This week on “Meet the Press,” host David Gregory asked guests their thoughts on a Republican-controlled Senate. Rep. Diane Black (R-TN) responded in “The Hill” by  pointing out the work House Republicans have accomplished, often in bipartisan fashion, compared to the Democratic-controlled Senate. “On a recent edition of Meet the Press, host David Gregory asked his …

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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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How are Americans feeling?

Communications • August 7, 2014

Two words: Fed up. NBC News and Wall Street Journal debuted the findings of their nation-wide poll, and the results showed a lot of very frustrated Americans. – Six out of 10 are dissatisfied with the state of the economy – More than 70% believe America is headed in the wrong direction – Nearly 80% are “down on …

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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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Another month… another jobs report

Communications • August 1, 2014

And again, we’re not seeing the numbers America needs to succeed. The Department of Labor reported an unemployment rate of 6.2% (up from last month’s 6.1%) and 9.7 million unemployed Americans (an increase of 200,000). But in actuality, it’s much worse. If you factor in the Americans who have stopped searching for work (2.2 million) and those …

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Republican Leadership Press Conference: “Let’s get to work”

Communications • July 29, 2014

“This is what it looks like to solve the problems facing Americans. And you know what – this is just the beginning.” Click to Play Republican Leadership Press Conference July 29, 2014 Participants: Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) Majority Leader-elect Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) Majority Whip-elect Steve Scalise (R-LA) Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) Conference Vice …

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McMorris Rodgers: Solutions for a better life

Communications • July 23, 2014

  Chair McMorris Rodgers, Remarks as Prepared for Delivery: “I want to tell you about some of the people I’ve met with back home in Eastern Washington: our neighbors in Spokane, struggling to find good-paying jobs; the husband who now works just part time; the Gonzaga student who dropped out of college because she cannot …

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Republican Leadership Press Conference

Communications • July 23, 2014

“Our American Solutions – the ones we pass every day – are based on the promise of a better life for every single person in this country.” Republican Leadership Press Conference July 23, 2014 Participants: Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) Majority Leader-elect Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) Majority Whip-elect Steve Scalise (R-LA) Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) …

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Solutions for higher prices? House Republicans have quite a few to choose from.

Communications • July 18, 2014

If you feel like you’re spending more on groceries, gasoline, utilities, and healthcare – you’re not alone. Over half of Americans say they’re spending more on everyday costs. Fifty-nine percent report spending more on groceries, 58% report spending more on gasoline, and 45% report spending more on utilities. And not to mention health care costs which – …

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