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Jobs and the Economy

Our Christmas Wishlist

Communications • December 15, 2014

We can’t help but get excited about the holiday season — so we’re making our list and checking it twice. Our wishlist is filled with solutions the American people have been asking for — solutions that will create jobs, strengthen our economy, ease the squeeze on every day items, and cut federal red tape. Here’s …

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Opportunities > Jobs and the Economy

Putting People Above Politics

Communications • December 10, 2014

Republican Leadership Press Conference Republican Leadership Press Conference December 10, 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) Republican Policy Chair Luke Messer (R-IN) Chair McMorris Rodgers, Remarks as Prepared for Delivery: “Last week, in …

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America’s Economy? Falling Out of First.

Communications • December 5, 2014

For the first time since Ulysses S. Grant was president (1877) the United States is not ranked as the largest economy in the world. China now takes the number one spot, putting the United States in an unsavory second place. These rankings are based on the International Monetary Fund’s yearly report on the purchasing power …

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Shop Small Business Saturday

Communications • November 28, 2014

Right now Americans all over the country are waiting in lines at Best Buy and Target for the infamous “Black Friday.” But another big shopping event of the year is tomorrow — Small Business Saturday. Every year the Saturday after Thanksgiving, Small Business Saturday encourages Americans across the country to visit local businesses and “shop small.” And …

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Middle Class Squeeze > Jobs and the Economy | Thankgiving

A Scoop of Sweet Potatoes — and a Side of Stagnant Wages

Communications • November 26, 2014

The middle class suffers more today than they did prior to the great recession — and Americans are definitely feeling the pressure. Jobs that were once substantial enough to sustain a middle class family now means even affording basic necessities is daily struggle. The problem? More people might be working, but wages aren’t growing — in fact they’re shrinking. …

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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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