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The concerns of students are the concerns of all Americans

Communications • July 31, 2014

Tuition costs are skyrocketing at a rate that outpaces the price of housing, food, and even medical expenses. Since 2004, the price of public four-year colleges and universities has increased by 42%. Since 2009, college students are paying 25% more – and in some states, like California, Florida, and Washington, they’re paying over 50% more. And …

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Making the internet free!

Jared Powell • July 16, 2014

Talking about the importance of the internet on the internet is ironic. But it’s worth noting the opportunities internet access brings to our lives. As Americans become increasingly reliant on mobile technology and on-the-go internet access, there are many state and local governments who see an opportunity to make money with a new tax. This approach is not …

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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 > 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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An America that works at home: Health Care

Communications • April 24, 2014

A strong America is a healthy America. This week, House Republicans met with Americans across the country who are being harmed the most Obamacare. We remain dedicated to health care reforms that lowers costs, provides greater access, and ensures high-quality care. Rep. Larry Buschon (IN-08) sits with one of cancer’s youngest victims while on his …

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Young People Under the Obama Administration

Policy • April 3, 2014

For the nearly 2 million young people who graduated college in 2013, the economic environment remains unfriendly.  College graduates continue to struggle finding work, let alone a job in a career that reflects their educational experience and skillset.  Youth unemployment remains above the national average.  And, while the number of college graduates continues to increase, …

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Gainful Employment Standards

Policy • March 28, 2014

The growing burden of student loan debt coupled with a stagnant economy remains a roadblock to the economic well-being of millions of young Americans.  At the end of 2013, collective student loan debt topped $1.08 trillion.[1]  Approximately 60 percent of students who earned a bachelor’s degree in 2011-12 graduated with an average debt loan of …

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Health Care > Health Care | Young People

Policy Feature Issue: Obamacare and Youth – Why Millennials are Right to Be Concerned

Policy • December 5, 2013

As the President attempts to restore his credibility among Americans, particularly America’s youth, he should be aware that the environment has changed significantly since he last spoke to them.  A recent poll of millennials, released by Harvard’s Institute of Politics, found that today “only 41 percent of millennials approve of the President’s performance, down 11 …

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Policy Feature Issue: Read Outs from the Committees on Energy and Commerce and Small Business Oversight Hearings

Policy • December 5, 2013

Readout from Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee Hearing on Medicare Advantage: What Beneficiaries Should Expect under the President’s Health Care Plan Feature Witnesses:  Douglas Holtz-Eakin, President, American Action Forum; Bob Margolis, CEO, HealthCare Partners; Jon Kaplan, Senior Partner, Boston Consulting Group; and Marsha Gold, Senior Fellow, Mathematica Policy Research The president sold his health care …

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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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