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#StacksOfBills

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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#4Jobs

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 > 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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Opportunities > Opportunity

Weekly Republican Address 4/12/14: Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA)

Communications • April 12, 2014

House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers delivered the Weekly Republican Address on Saturday, April 12. Chair McMorris Rodgers discusses how Republicans’ long-term plan for jobs and economic growth will help build an America that works. “For women across America, it’s not just about equal pay. It’s about achieving a better life,” Chair McMorris Rodgers …

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Opportunities > Health Care > Health Care | Opportunity | Young People

#DontDoubleMyRate (Health Care Edition)

Communications • September 25, 2013

Earlier this morning, the Health and Human Services Department released a report about premiums in ObamaCare’s federal exchange program. While the Obama administration is doing its best to create a rosy picture of ObamaCare, the facts leave much to be desired. Flashback | Facts | WTAS | Digital Flyer  Flashback 2007 – President Obama promises to …

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McMorris Rodgers: “The House Takes the Lead Again to Protect Students Across This Country”

Communications • July 31, 2013

WASHINGTON – House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement today after the House passed the Senate Amendment to H.R. 1911, the Bipartisan Student Loan Certainty Act of 2013 (originally passed by the House as the Smarter Solutions for Students Act): “Today the House took the lead again to protect students …

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Opportunities > Opportunity | Young People

Time for the Senate to Act on Student Loans

Communications • July 8, 2013

  WASHINGTON – House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) today delivered the following remarks at a press conference on the steps of the U.S. Capitol, where she was joined by Speaker John Boehner and other House Republican leaders – as well as over a hundred young Americans – to call attention to Senate …

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“Stop Playing Politics with Students’ Futures”

Communications • July 1, 2013

WASHINGTON – House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement after some federal student loan rates today increased due to Senate Democrats’ inaction on the House-passed solution: “Democrats in the United States Senate today let down millions of students all across this country because of their inaction. Whether it is young …

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Opportunities > Opportunity | Young People

Student Loan Interest Rates Double: A Timeline

Communications • July 1, 2013

April 10, 2013 – President Obama releases his 2014 budget proposal in which he calls for a long-term, market-based solution to keep student loan interest rates from doubling on July 1, 2013. May 9, 2013 – Rep. John Kline (R-MN) and Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC) introduce the Smarter Solutions for Students Act, a long-term, market-based …

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