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May 29, 2017
“You can feel her grief through the photograph”
Her arm outstretched, tears streaming down her cheeks onto the fabric, Tara Thomas greeted her husband’s flag-draped coffin at the Raleigh-Durham International Airport. In one moment, Tara and her children’s lives forever changed. Green Beret Shawn Thomas was coming home, but not the way they hoped.
May 28, 2017
“I mistook those tears for weakness”
This op-ed was originally published on on May 26, 2017. September 19, 2010 began like many others but changed my life forever.  I was serving in Kandahar, Afghanistan.  As the lone bomb technician, it was my job to clear the way.  …
May 27, 2017
“We owe them more than gratitude…”
“Although no sculptured marble should rise to their memory, nor engraved stone bear record of their deeds, yet will their remembrance be as lasting as the land they honored.” – Daniel Webster Every American has a duty to serve. Selflessness—willingness to sacrifice for others—is…
May 25, 2017
This is how we protect people with pre-existing conditions
House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) recently joined Hadley Heath Manning, Independent Women’s Forum’s Director of Health Policy, on the Working for Women podcast. In their chat, Chair McMorris Rodgers dispels myths about the American Health Care Act…
May 25, 2017
“We are the guardians of our nation’s youth”
That was Rep. Ken Buck of Colorado’s message during a powerful floor speech this week: I had the honor today to manage floor debate on two important bills that protect our children. #HR1973 #HR1761 — Congressman Ken Buck (@RepKenBuck)…
May 24, 2017
reducing regulatory burdens
House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement after the House passed the Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act (H.R. 953). Introduced by Rep. Bob Gibbs (R-OH), this legislation would remove duplicative regulations regarding pesticides, and reduce the…