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Prayers for the Heartland

Communications • April 29, 2014

The past three days, Americans have watched tornadoes slice through the heartland of our country. Lives have been tragically lost; homes and businesses have been ripped from the ground. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families in Oklahoma, Arkansas, Iowa, Mississippi, Alabama and Tennessee as they recover and prevail. Kansas House Republican Conference Vice Chair Lynn Jenkins …

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Jared Powell • April 29, 2014

“We come back from our districts committed to focusing on those policies that are going to create more opportunities, more jobs, more take home pay, and the opportunity for a better life.”   Republican Leadership Press Conference April 29, 2014 Participants: Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) …

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Featured Member of the Week: Rep. Kristi Noem (R-SD)

Jared Powell • April 28, 2014

This week’s Featured Member comes from the Mount Rushmore State. Rep. Kristi Noem (R-SD) was born and raised in rural Hamlin County in northeastern South Dakota. She and her husband Bryon have three children: Kassidy, Kennedy, and Booker. Noem  served for four years in the South Dakota House of Representatives and was elected Assistant Majority Leader for …

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Opportunities > Empowerment > Education | Opportunity | Young People

An America that works at home for More Opportunity

Communications • April 25, 2014

The future of America relies on the opportunities available for our children. Quality K-12 education and higher-education should be available for all citizens, regardless of economic status or zip code. This week House Republicans witnessed the opportunity education provides to build a better future around the country. Rep. Shelley Moore Capito (WV-02) listens as Ben Franklin Career …

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Jobs > Security > Budget | Energy | Jobs and the Economy | Opportunity

Obama’s Keystone XL decision: another delay for American jobs

Communications • April 25, 2014

American support for the Keystone XL pipeline has reached a new high.  Sixty-one percent (61%) support building the major oil pipeline from Canada to Texas. The project would create more than 42,000 direct and indirect jobs nationwide, and would reduce American dependency on foreign oil by hundreds of thousands of barrels. President Obama has again delayed …

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An America that works at home: Health Care

Communications • April 24, 2014

A strong America is a healthy America. This week, House Republicans met with Americans across the country who are being harmed the most Obamacare. We remain dedicated to health care reforms that lowers costs, provides greater access, and ensures high-quality care. Rep. Larry Buschon (IN-08) sits with one of cancer’s youngest victims while on his …

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Easing the squeeze

Communications • April 23, 2014

Pressures from a struggling economy and over-regulated federal government are growing increasingly tight for millions of Americans. This week, House Republicans visited their local communities and discussed how to ease the squeeze on the middle class. Representatives visited alternative energy sources, discussed how to improve environmental regulations, and met with small business owners across the …

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An America that works at home: Jobs and economic growth

Communications • April 22, 2014

Over the past week, House Republicans have been busy meeting with folks back in their districts. With a stagnant economy and a crippling health care law, jobs and economic growth continue to be the top concerns for Americans across the country. Below are some examples of what House Republicans are doing back home to build …

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Jared Powell • April 15, 2014

House Republicans reflect on the one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings. ESPN has a really touching feature highlighting stories from last year’s bombing. #BostonStrong — Rep. Martha Roby (@RepMarthaRoby) April 15, 2014 One year ago today. Remembering #BostonStrong — Randy Forbes (@Randy_Forbes) April 15, 2014 Thoughts & prayers are with the victims …

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Happy Tax Day?

Communications • April 15, 2014

In celebrating everyone’s least favorite, forced federal holiday, let’s take a look at what makes our tax code so… special. It’s lengthy. Today’s tax code contains almost four million words. It’s time consuming. Individuals and businesses spend 6.1 billion hours a year on tax filings. For individuals, the estimated average time burden for all taxpayers …

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