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Announcing FairAndSimple.gop For All Your Tax Reform Needs

COMMUNICATIONS • September 12, 2017

See what House Republicans are planning for tax reform. Visit FairAndSimple.gop to see our goals, FAQs, and 31 reasons WHY now is the time for tax reform. No doubt, you’ve heard that the House, Senate, and White House have joined together to deliver permanent, pro-growth tax reform this year. Check out what has been said …

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My 9/11 experience from the White House

Rep. Jodey Arrington (R-TX) • September 11, 2017

16 years ago today, the world as we knew it changed. For me, as for most Americans, the images of September 11, 2001 remain seared in my memory. As a young man serving in the White House for President George W. Bush, I vividly recall the emotions of that day – first shock as I …

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“I knew the world had forever changed”

Rep. Don Bacon (R-NE) • September 9, 2017

On September 11, 2001, I woke up at 5:45 am local time in Tucson, Arizona where I was stationed at the Davis-Monthan Air Force base.  I remember turning on the television and seeing that the first tower was on fire. As the second tower burst into flames, I realized we were under attack. I raced …

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I’ll never forget seeing the still-smoldering Ground Zero

Rep. John Faso (R-NY) • September 9, 2017

I heard of the attacks while driving to my office in Albany, at the state Capitol where I was the Minority Leader of the state Assembly. First news was a radio bulletin; then a call from a worried staffer whose son worked in the Trade Center. Fortunately, he was late to work that day and …

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McMorris Rodgers Statement on the Disaster Relief, Debt Ceiling Extension, and Government Funding Bill

Communications • September 8, 2017

Washington, D.C. – House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement after voting for the disaster relief funding bill. The bill also funds the government and raises the debt ceiling for three months. “President Trump negotiated this deal to enact tax reform this year, and tax reform will spur our economy …

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August Spotlight: Rep. Vicky Hartzler

Communications • September 7, 2017

What would you do if your representative came to your door wearing a UPS uniform?  Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R-MO)’s August can be characterized by person-to-person contact across her district. Using words like “proud” and “blessing” to describe her feelings towards the people she met, she toured medical facilities and employment centers, rode in helicopters, talked …

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Texans Hold Press Conference After Harvey Relief Funding Passes

Communications • September 6, 2017

After an overwhelmingly bipartisan vote, the House passed an emergency relief package for those impacted by Hurricane Harvey, and the Texas delegation came together to remind America just how important this funding is. Texas Republicans spent last week on the ground, rescuing people, meeting with officials, and ensuring resources get to those who need them. …

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Congress is Bringing Relief to Victims of Hurricane Harvey

COMMUNICATIONS • September 6, 2017

On August 25, Hurricane Harvey slammed into southeast Texas, flooding some 28,000 square miles in the Houston area, and displacing more than 30,000 people. So far, more than 60 Americans have lost their lives and damage estimates are listing Hurricane Harvey as one of the most costly natural disasters in U.S. history.   While the …

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August Spotlight: Rep. Will Hurd

Communications • September 6, 2017

August may have come to a close, but we just can’t stop talking about all the great work House Republicans did while at home in their districts. Case in point: Rep. Will Hurd (R-TX), who represents southwest Texas.   This summer, he hosted 20 town halls in seven days, which he called “DC2DQ” because they …

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at the end of the day, we’re all Americans

Communications • September 6, 2017

Chair McMorris Rodgers talks Harvey aid, thanks first responders at Republican Leadership Stakeout This morning House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) led a press conference with House Republican Leadership to discuss how the House will vote this week to fund several of the American people’s priorities, including relief for those impacted by Harvey. …

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