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Cathy McMorris Rodgers: 21st-Century Solutions for Our 21st-Century Economy

Communications • September 16, 2014

“We’re advancing a bottom-up approach that grows our economy and puts more money back into people’s hands. We’re meeting our 21st-century economy with 21st-century solutions.”   Republican Leadership Press Conference September 16, 2014 Participants: Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) Conference Vice Chair Lynn Jenkins (R-KS) …

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Child Care for All – Opportunity for All

Communications • September 15, 2014

For working families all across this country, every day is a balancing act: child care, work, groceries, doctors’ appointments, night school… the list goes on. And at a time where 61% of Americans say they’re paying more for household items like gas and groceries, child care has become a financial stress for too many families. House Republicans understand that …

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Your Story

Jared Powell • September 15, 2014

Are you struggling to find a job? Are your wages stagnant? Do you have less money to spend each month due to higher costs on things like gas, groceries, and electricity? House Republicans want to hear from you. This week, the House of Representatives will continue the work that Americans sent us here to do – passing solutions to …

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Happy Friday!

Communications • September 12, 2014

And yet a Not-So-Happy-Friday for job-seekers around the country. This week, 315,000 Americans applied for unemployment aid – an 11,000 increase from last week and the highest it’s been all summer. This increase in unemployment aid applications, combined with the worst job creation numbers we’ve seen all year is not a good equation for those out of …

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40+ reasons for optimism

Rep. Renee Ellmers • September 12, 2014

The economic outlook for August was the most disappointing of the year. The August jobs report displayed some of the worst numbers we’ve seen to date—adding approximately 70,000 fewer jobs than previously projected. Unemployment still stands at 6.1 percent, which is a deceivingly-low number that changes drastically after factoring in the number of Americans who …

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13 House Republican posts honoring 9/11

Jared Powell • September 11, 2014

Today marks the 13th Anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. House Republicans took to social media to commemorate the lives that were lost. Here are 13 that caught our eye: The World Trade Center Memorial in New York opened on September 11, 2011, ten years after the attacks #NeverForget pic.twitter.com/sxhm8Ryj3g — Patrick Meehan (@RepMeehan) September …

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Security > Foreign Policy

9/11: We will never forget

Rep. Tom Reed • September 11, 2014

Rep. Tom Reed represents New York’s 23rd Congressional District and serves on the House Ways and Means Committee. Below is an excerpt of an op-ed he wrote for Red Alert today. Every American, and especially every New Yorker, knows the world changed on September 11th, 2001. I hope you’ll pause, as I do each year on this …

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Health Care > Health Care

Fixing broken Obamacare promises

Communications • September 11, 2014

Remember this? Yeah. That didn’t happen. In fact, it was the “Lie of the Year” in 2013.  Millions of Americans saw cancelled coverage and rising costs despite repeated promises pledging the opposite from President Obama. Years later, things still haven’t changed. Just last month, over 50% of Americans expressed disappointment in the President’s health care law – largely …

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Health Care > Health Care

McMorris Rodgers: Keep Your Plan if You Like It

Jared Powell • September 11, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) applauded the passage today of H.R. 3522, the Employee Health Care Protection Act of 2014, which enables more Americans to keep their health plans. “Since the implementation of Obamacare, too many people across the country have lost the health plans that best fit their needs. They’re …

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Security > Foreign Policy

Cathy McMorris Rodgers: We Will Not Waver Until ISIL Is Destroyed

Communications • September 10, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) issued the following statement tonight after President Obama’s speech on combating the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL): “Tonight, on the eve of an anniversary that marks our nation’s darkest hour, the President articulated his strategy to defeat ISIL and combat the rise …

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