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Policy Feature Issue: EPA Regulations under President Obama

Policy • July 9, 2013

Policy Feature Issue: EPA Regulations under President Obama  Since 2009, the Obama Administration has proposed or finalized thousands of pages of costly regulations, including many that impact the energy sector.[1]  In some cases, the regulations impose costs of more than $1 billion each.[2]  Collectively, their combined impact on energy costs and on the overall U.S. …

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Republican Leadership Press Conference

Communications • July 9, 2013

The president’s health care law is raising costs and destroying jobs, and now the administration has admitted the law is unworkable by delaying the implementation of key provisions. House Republicans demand to know why the White House is only delaying the employer mandate while still allowing the individual mandate to take effect. 

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Policy Feature Issue: June Jobs Report

Policy • July 8, 2013

Policy Feature Issue: June Jobs Report On Friday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released its June monthly jobs report.  Though nonfarm payroll employment increased by 195,000 in June, the unemployment rate remained unchanged at 7.6%.[1]  The June jobs report suggests that although overall employment is increasing, the economic recovery remains tepid and lacks serious …

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Rep. Lynn Jenkins (R-KS) Delivers the Weekly Republican Address (VIDEO)

Communications • July 6, 2013

In this week’s address, House Republican Conference Vice Chair Lynn Jenkins (R-KS) wishes all a Happy Independence Day. It’s been almost a week since Senate Democrats and President Obama let some federal student loan interest rates double. House Republicans passed a long-term fix to these rates, only to have Washington Democrats delay and make students …

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Rep. Lynn Jenkins (R-KS) to Deliver the Weekly Republican Address (PHOTO)

Communications • July 5, 2013

House Republican Conference Vice Chair Lynn Jenkins (R-KS) will deliver the Weekly Republican Address tomorrow, Saturday, July 6. Here’s a sneak peek of Rep. Jenkins delivering the address, in which she’ll urge Senate Democrats to pass bipartisan student loan reform. You can watch the address here tomorrow.

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Health Care > Health Care

What They Are Saying About the Employer Mandate Delay

Communications • July 3, 2013

Last night, the White House announced that it would delay the employer health mandate of the Affordable Care Act, which requires businesses with 50 employees or more to provide health insurance or pay a fine of $2,000 per employee. This announcement is proof the President’s health care law is unworkable. What is everyone else saying …

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Opportunities > Opportunity | Young People

Student Loan Interest Rates Double: A Timeline

Communications • July 1, 2013

April 10, 2013 – President Obama releases his 2014 budget proposal in which he calls for a long-term, market-based solution to keep student loan interest rates from doubling on July 1, 2013. May 9, 2013 – Rep. John Kline (R-MN) and Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC) introduce the Smarter Solutions for Students Act, a long-term, market-based …

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Policy Feature Issue: Government-Sponsored Enterprises (GSEs)

Policy • June 27, 2013

Background Government Sponsored Enterprises (GSEs) are privately-held financial services corporations created by Congress to reduce the cost of capital, reduce the risk to capital suppliers, and increase the flow of credit to specific portions of the economy.  GSEs were created in order to aid homeowners, veterans, farmers, and (formerly) students in receiving access to federally-backed …

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Policy Feature Issue: Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Program (2012-2017)

Communications • June 26, 2013

Background The Submerged Lands Act of 1953 grants states title to all “lands beneath navigable waters” within their states’ boundaries and whose, “subsoil and seabed appertain to the United States and are subject to its jurisdiction and control”.[1]  Generally speaking, state jurisdiction extends three geographical miles from their recognized coast.[2]  The Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) …

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Republican Leadership Press Conference

Communications • June 26, 2013

House Republicans remain committed to growing our economy and helping hardworking Americans, but we’ve met with nothing but obstruction from President Obama and his Democrat-run Senate. We’ve passed a bill to keep student loan rates from doubling at the end of this week, and the President and the Senate continue to play political games. We …

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