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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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Opportunities > Opportunity

Introducing the JOE Act

Communications • May 22, 2014

Rep. Steve Womack represents the 3rd district of Arkansas. He is the center of this week’s Member Spotlight and just recently introduced the Jumpstarting Occupational-learning and Entrepreneurialism (JOE) Act, described below. Arkansas job creators have told me repeatedly that the cost of excessive and burdensome regulations coming out of Washington means fewer jobs and reduced salaries back …

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Empowerment > Opportunity

Opportunity begins in the classroom

Communications • May 8, 2014

Education is the key to a better life and more opportunity. The quality of a child’s education shouldn’t depend on his or her zip code. That’s why, this week, the House will advance the Success and Opportunity through Quality Charter Schools Act. This bill will help students by strengthening the charter school program by enhancing choice, innovation, …

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A job is so much more than a statistic or a paycheck

Communications • May 7, 2014

April’s job report found over 800,000 Americans have left the job force. This week, House Republicans are introducing a bill that will make R&D tax benefits permanent, creating jobs and stimulating economic growth in America. House Republicans are also introducing a bipartisan bill supporting charter school growth, boosting educational opportunities across America. House Republicans have solutions that …

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Opportunities > Empowerment > Opportunity

Charter schools rule

Communications • May 6, 2014

A good education has the ability to change the trajectory of a child’s future – it is the foundation of a better life. For an educational system to truly foster more opportunity, decisions must be based on the individual student. Charter schools foster innovation by removing unnecessary red tape and putting decision making back into the …

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