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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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You can’t legislate more hours in the day – but here’s something we can do

Communications • August 7, 2014

Sometimes 24 hours isn’t enough. For working families across America, balancing work and home and children and bills and life – is a lot. But this week, House Republicans presented a package of bills  that will make life easier for a lot of people. Increasing flexibility in the workplace: Unfortunately, there’s no way to add hours to the clock. And, …

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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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Opportunities > Education | Opportunity

Helping Students Reach Their Full Potential

Communications • August 1, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement today after introducing H.R. 5303, the 21st Century Classroom Innovation Act, which encourages the use of blended learning in the classroom. “In the past few years we’ve seen an increase in the number of classrooms integrating technology – and these …

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Empowerment > Families | Opportunity | Women

GOP Press Conference: Solutions to Empower

Communications • July 31, 2014

“Women have transformed America… We are working for them. We are listening to them. And we are championing them.” GOP Press Conference: Solutions to Empower July 30, 2014 Participants: Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) Vice Chair Lynn Jenkins (R-KS) Secretary Virginia Foxx (R-NC) Rep. Diane Black (R-TN) Rep. Susan Brooks (R-IN) Rep. Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) …

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Opportunities > Education | Opportunity

Guest Post by Rep. Susan Brooks: Helping students fill in-demand technology positions

Communications • July 18, 2014

By 2020, there will be 9.2 million Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) jobs in the United States of America. House Republicans are determined to make sure we graduate students ready to fill these in-demand and high-paying positions. That’s why this week we passed Representative Lamar Smith’s (R-TX) bipartisan STEM Education Act. This bill broadens …

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Jobs > Opportunities > Jobs and the Economy | Opportunity

Looking for Bill?

Communications • July 17, 2014

Earlier this week, House Republicans re-introduced you to Schoolhouse Rock star Bill. And if you’ve been looking for him, we know where you can find him. After passing through the House, he and his friends have been sitting on Harry Reid’s desk. Here are a few bills who are stuck over there right now - despite their potential to create thousands of …

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McMorris Rodgers: Helping Those Who Help Others

Communications • July 17, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement today after the House passed H.R. 4719, the bipartisan America Gives More Act of 2014, which combines five separate bills that increase charitable giving and make permanent several important tax provisions. “Americans have always been the most charitable people in the …

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Weekly Republican Address: Rep. Steve Womack (R-AR)

Communications • July 4, 2014

Delivering the Weekly Republican Address, Rep. Steve Womack (R-AR) reflects on the Declaration of Independence and our ongoing mission to ensure Americans have a voice in their government and their economy. Now in his second term, Rep. Womack delivers the address from Bentonville Square in the heart of downtown Bentonville – Arkansas’s historic business district. Womack …

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Is the American Dream dead?

Communications • June 4, 2014

The authors of the Declaration of Independence wrote that “Life, Liberty and the pursuit of happiness,” are inalienable rights – what we now call “the American Dream.” Throughout generations, the American Dream has evolved. Homesteaders leaving Eastern cities for life out West sought their own piece of land. World War II veterans of the 1950′s longed to …

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