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New year… same old Dems

Chris Martin • January 10, 2019

We heard the cheap slogans from House Democrats for years: “New leadership, a better deal, for the people.” Yeah, not so much… It started with public tussles between Democratic leadership and liberal insurgents over positions on key committees (and it’s currently not looking good for the newcomers). Then things devolved further: Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer made a joke out …

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Preview: A hypocritical and extreme response

Chris Martin • January 8, 2019

No two people better represent the Democrats’ lack of credibility on border security than Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer. Here are the facts: In 2006, Senator Schumer and 79 other Senate Democrats voted in favor of a bill that authorized 700 miles of fencing on our southern border 64 House Democrats also crossed party lines and voted …

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First 70%, now this…

Chris Martin • January 7, 2019

Less than a week after claiming a majority in the House, Democrats are already announcing their plans to increase taxes and stop the historic economic growth ushered by GOP tax reform in its tracks. First it was Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez proposing a 70 percent tax rate, and now this via Roll Call today: “Rep. John Yarmuth, the …

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70 percent tax? “call me a radical”

Chris Martin • January 4, 2019

We all knew a self-described socialist like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez would push for tax increases, but on her second day in Congress she’s already launching a full-blown assault on American taxpayers. In an interview set to air Sunday, Ocasio-Cortez proposed a tax bracket of 70 percent: “Once you get to the tippie-tops, on your $10 millionth dollar, sometimes …

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“New” House speaker elected

Chris Martin • January 3, 2019

Democrats across the country promised they would not support Nancy Pelosi for Speaker because “new leadership” was needed in Washington. Many of them broke that promise on their first day in office. Specifically:  -Gil Cisneros (CA-39) – San Francisco Chronicle, 6/21/18 -Andy Kim (NJ-03) – New Jersey Globe, 6/23/18 -Haley Stevens (MI-11) – Detroit News, 7/31/18 -Rashida …

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The 100th Armistice Day

Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) • November 9, 2018

This year, Veterans Day also marks the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. As I reflect on this milestone year and all the men and women who have defended our great experiment in self-governance since our founding, I can’t help …

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Two visions for this country

Communications • November 6, 2018

One of the most important duties of leaders is to listen — to hear the stories and concerns of Americans from all backgrounds and walks of life, and then to act. As House Republicans have met with people across this country, it’s clear that policies like tax reform have made a huge difference in so …

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#WhatsAtStake without Republican leadership: Freedom from red tape

Communications • November 6, 2018

Halloween may have come and gone, but honestly, we’re still frightened. Why? Because Democrats are summoning spirits of two years past. Two years ago, our country was in a very different place. Our economy was stagnant, and we were told to accept the sluggish two percent growth as the ‘new normal.’ Thanks to an absurdly …

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#WhatsAtStake without Republican leadership: Community banks

Communications • November 6, 2018

Democrats like to talk about #WhatsAtStake and being #ForThePeople. Want to know what’s at stake? A booming economy, safer communities, and a strong military. When everyday Americans look at their bigger paychecks or the “now hiring” signs in their hometowns, they have Republicans to thank for that. What Americans do have Democrats to thank for …

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#WhatsAtStake without Republican leadership: Community investments

Communications • November 6, 2018

Democrats like to talk about #WhatsAtStake and being #ForThePeople. Want to know what’s at stake? A booming economy, safer communities, and a strong military. When everyday Americans look at their bigger paychecks or the “now hiring” signs in their hometowns, they have only one party to thank for that. Spoiler: it isn’t the Democrats. No, …

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