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Jobs and the Economy

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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Cathy McMorris Rodgers: 21st-Century Solutions for Our 21st-Century Economy

Communications • September 16, 2014

“We’re advancing a bottom-up approach that grows our economy and puts more money back into people’s hands. We’re meeting our 21st-century economy with 21st-century solutions.”   Republican Leadership Press Conference September 16, 2014 Participants: Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) Conference Vice Chair Lynn Jenkins (R-KS) …

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Happy Friday!

Communications • September 12, 2014

And yet a Not-So-Happy-Friday for job-seekers around the country. This week, 315,000 Americans applied for unemployment aid – an 11,000 increase from last week and the highest it’s been all summer. This increase in unemployment aid applications, combined with the worst job creation numbers we’ve seen all year is not a good equation for those out of …

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Cathy McMorris Rodgers: Advancing Solutions to Grow Our Local Economy – Not Washington’s

Communications • September 9, 2014

“We are advancing solutions to grow our local economies from the bottom up with more good-paying jobs to bring people greater opportunities.” Click to Play Republican Leadership Press Conference September 9, 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 …

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Cathy McMorris Rodgers: Advancing Solutions to Grow Our Local Economies – Not Washington’s

Communications • September 9, 2014

“We are advancing solutions to grow our local economies from the bottom up with more good-paying jobs to bring people greater opportunities.” Click to Play Republican Leadership Press Conference September 9, 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 …

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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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The August Job Report = the worst numbers we’ve seen all year

Communications • September 5, 2014

Hot off the press: the August report has brought the worst jobs numbers of the year. Ending the six-month trend of 200,000+ job creation, August saw only 142,000 new jobs and a stagnant labor-force participation rate. Employers added well below the (already low) 207,000 a month average in the past three months – 28,000 fewer jobs than previously expected. To fully recover, the …

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