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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Opportunities > Empowerment > Opportunity

Why I support Charter Schools

Communications • May 1, 2014

Rep. Patrick McHenry represents North Carolina’s 10th Congressional District. Last week, he visited two charter schools back home and blogged about his experience. As I traveled across North Carolina’s 10th Congressional District the last two weeks, I heard from many parents concerned about our nation’s education system. It is a sad fact, but America’s schools are struggling. …

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Communications • April 30, 2014

The U.S. economy has come to a standstill. GDP growth slowed to 0.1% in the first quarter, one of the weakest growth rates in months. Despite the rhetoric about recovery, middle-class Americans are struggling. They are adjusting to an unfortunate “new normal,” filled with unemployment, underemployment, higher energy and health care costs, and less take home pay. …

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Communications • April 29, 2014

“We come back from our districts committed to focusing on those policies that are going to create more opportunities, more jobs, more take home pay, and the opportunity for a better life.”   Republican Leadership Press Conference April 29, 2014 Participants: Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) …

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Opportunities > Empowerment > Education | Opportunity | Young People

An America that works at home for More Opportunity

Communications • April 25, 2014

The future of America relies on the opportunities available for our children. Quality K-12 education and higher-education should be available for all citizens, regardless of economic status or zip code. This week House Republicans witnessed the opportunity education provides to build a better future around the country. Rep. Shelley Moore Capito (WV-02) listens as Ben Franklin Career …

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Jobs > Security > Budget | Energy | Jobs and the Economy | Opportunity

Obama’s Keystone XL decision: another delay for American jobs

Communications • April 25, 2014

American support for the Keystone XL pipeline has reached a new high.  Sixty-one percent (61%) support building the major oil pipeline from Canada to Texas. The project would create more than 42,000 direct and indirect jobs nationwide, and would reduce American dependency on foreign oil by hundreds of thousands of barrels. President Obama has again delayed …

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