Empowerment > Accountability | Oversight

President Obama’s Got “No New Friends”

Communications • August 21, 2014

President Obama has earned a reputation of not playing well with others. And while House Republicans have long been vocally frustrated – now even Senate Democrats are speaking out about their inability to work with President Obama. In a recent New York Times article, several Senate Democrats – including Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) – …

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Accountability > Accountability | IRS | Oversight

You’ll want to read these IRS headlines twice

Communications • August 15, 2014

These articles are probably going to cause you to take a double-take: “IRS Failed to Do Background Checks on Contractors” “The IRS failed to do background checks on some private contractors who handled confidential taxpayer information, exposing more than a million taxpayers to an increased risk of fraud and identity theft, a government investigator said …

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Accountability > Oversight

Protecting the American People from Executive Overreach

Communications • July 31, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement today after the House passed H. Res. 676, which provides the House with the authority to initiate litigation to hold the President accountable for executive overreach: “Our Founding Fathers thoughtfully and purposefully built a government on a system of checks …

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House versus Senate – by the numbers.

Communications • July 17, 2014

By the time you read this, the graphic above may need to be updated. That’s because the House continues to address the priorities of the American people. Below are four bills the House passed this week and what they mean for you: 1. H.R. 5016 – Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act, 2015. This is the 7th …

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Accountability > Oversight | Regulation

10 things to keep the IRS in check

Communications • July 16, 2014

One of the government’s most powerful agencies has recently proven to be one of the  most incompetent and corrupt as well. That’s right, we’re talking about everyone’s favorite – the IRS.  So this week, House Republicans addressed the agency’s misconduct through the Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act of 2015 (H.R. 5016). Here are 10 things H.R. 5016 will do to …

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Rep. Huizenga: Reining in the President’s overreach

Communications • July 3, 2014

Checks and balances. The Separation of powers. These are concepts that most fifth graders could explain.

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Accountability > Oversight

Rep. Boustany: Trust an issue in IRS ‘lost’ emails case

Communications • June 26, 2014

What do your mom, your doctor, and the IRS have in common? They all know specific, revealing, and very personal information about you. But only the IRS has the power to subject you to expensive, terrifying investigations that could lead to jail. That’s why, when the IRS targets political groups just because it doesn’t like …

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Accountability > Oversight

VIDEO: We Are Waiting

Communications • June 18, 2014

Last year, when it was revealed to Congress that the IRS was responsible for the targeting of conservative groups, President Obama said his administration would “work hand-in-hand with Congress to get this thing fixed.” This week, that promise was broken when the IRS claimed it could not produce two years of emails from Lois Lerner …

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Communications • June 18, 2014

WASHINGTON D.C. – The House Republican Conference today released a new video highlighting the Internal Revenue Service’s failure to produce two years of emails from Lois Lerner, the former head of the agency, and at least six other IRS employees. Specifically, the IRS lost the e-mails for Nicole Flax, former Chief of Staff to Acting …

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Health Care > Health Care | Oversight

Rep. Black: Let’s At Least Make Sure People Receiving Obamacare Subsidies Are Eligible for Them

Communications • June 12, 2014

For millions of Americans, Obamacare has resulted in higher costs, decreased quality of service, lost choices, and great frustration. House Republicans understand that Americans need  alternatives that maintain our high-quality health care system, while also ensuring low costs. In her column, Rep. Diane Black (R-TN) focuses on the lack of accountability in Obamacare’s subsidy application. Without ensuring that those …

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