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VIDEO RELEASE: Together, Let’s End Human Trafficking

Jared Powell • May 20, 2014

The House Republican Conference today released a new video drawing attention to the growing problem of human trafficking. Many Americans believe that human trafficking only happens in foreign countries. In reality, it is a crime that happens here on American soil too. House Republicans are taking action to end human trafficking both at home and abroad. On Tuesday, House …

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That ‘can-do’ spirit

Communications • May 20, 2014

“We’ve never lost sight of that ‘can-do’ spirit, Mr. President – we know we can do better and the American people know we can do better – so let’s work together – the White House and Congress – and make it happen.” Participants: Speaker John Boehner (R-OH)Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA)Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA)Conference Vice Chair Lynn Jenkins (R-KS) …

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House Republicans – helping small businesses succeed

Communications • May 16, 2014

This week, House Republicans celebrated small businesses and the hardworking Americans who make these economic engines run across the country. The contributions small business employees make to the American economy are incredible – almost 60 million jobs – and over 25 million firms. However, the current status of our American economy does not reciprocate in benefits to these hard-working Americans. Small business …

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Half-mast for our heroes

Communications • May 15, 2014

Today, flags at the United States Capitol were lowered to half-mast to honor federal, state, and local law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty. “This is a day to serve those who serve us,” said Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH). “Let us all take time to remember the fallen, …

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Supporting our troops at home and abroad

Communications • May 15, 2014

This week, Rep. Martha Roby (R-AL) and Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-NC) wrapped up a trip to Afghanistan with a bipartisan women’s Congressional delegation. While there, House Republicans visited service members, celebrated Mother’s Day, and toured the country of Afghanistan. Reps.  Renee Ellmers (R-NC), Martha Roby (R-AL), Cheri Bustos (D-IL), Niki Tsongas (D-MA), and Susan Davis (D-CA) visit with …

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It’s back!

Jared Powell • May 14, 2014

Almost 3 years have passed since a 5.8-magnitude earthquake closed the Washington Monument. This week, it’s back open for business. Visitors finally have the opportunity to walk up, touch the stone, and take an elevator up 555 feet to see the best view of our nation’s capital. Are you planning a trip to D.C? Find your Member …

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Recognizing American Innovators – Small Business Week 2014

Communications • May 13, 2014

Small businesses play a vital role in America’s economy. Every year since 1963, the United States has dedicated a week to the contributions of these independent companies and the workers who make them a key part of both national and local economies. May 12 -16, 2014 marks the 51st annual  National Small Business Week. Today, there an estimated 27 million small …

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House Republicans are doing work – and encourage Senate Dems to do the same

Communications • May 12, 2014

In this week’s Republican address, the authors of more than a dozen House-passed jobs bills call on President Obama and Senate Democrats to act and match the House’s focus on the economy. Each of these bills are aimed at creating jobs, strengthening the American economy, and easing the squeeze for hard-working Americans. These are only …

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Happy Mother’s Day!

Communications • May 11, 2014

Today, we celebrate mothers, and their incredible role in our lives. The biological impact they have is pretty amazing – yet mothers go far beyond that. They are our source of comfort, strength, and example. They have “the world’s toughest job.” The relationship each person has with their mother is personal and individual. This weekend, House Republicans reflected on how …

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Opportunity begins in the classroom

Jared Powell • 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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