Better Life at Work & Home

Empowerment > Jobs > Opportunity

You can’t legislate more hours in the day – but here’s something we can do

Communications • August 7, 2014

Sometimes 24 hours isn’t enough. For working families across America, balancing work and home and children and bills and life – is a lot. But this week, House Republicans presented a package of bills  that will make life easier for a lot of people. Increasing flexibility in the workplace: Unfortunately, there’s no way to add hours to the clock. And, …

Read More

Empowerment > Families | Opportunity | Women

GOP Press Conference: Solutions to Empower

Communications • July 31, 2014

“Women have transformed America… We are working for them. We are listening to them. And we are championing them.” GOP Press Conference: Solutions to Empower July 30, 2014 Participants: Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) Vice Chair Lynn Jenkins (R-KS) Secretary Virginia Foxx (R-NC) Rep. Diane Black (R-TN) Rep. Susan Brooks (R-IN) Rep. Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) …

Read More

Opportunities > Jobs > Empowerment > Families | Opportunity

Eliminating marriage penalty in family tax issues, simplifying education credits just makes good sense

Rep Lynn Jenkins and Rep Diane Black • July 25, 2014

Rep Lynn Jenkins (R-KS) introduced the Child Tax Credit Improvement Act, and Rep Diane Black (R-TN) introduced the Student and Family Tax Simplification Act. Both bills passed the House of Representatives this week. Today, they submitted the following op-ed to the Washington Examiner. There are countless blessings for those starting a family, but the financial responsibility can be a …

Read More

Opportunities > Empowerment > Education | Opportunity

Empowering students through greater opportunity

Communications • July 24, 2014

College is expensive. Grants and scholarships are hard to navigate. Sitting in a classroom is time consuming. Yet the importance of continued education has never been greater. In our current knowledge-based economy, higher education is practically essential – yet costs and time are holding back too many Americans from these opportunities. So this week, House Republicans voted to make higher education …

Read More

Jobs > Empowerment > Jobs and the Economy

McMorris Rodgers: Solutions for a better life

Communications • July 23, 2014

  Chair McMorris Rodgers, Remarks as Prepared for Delivery: “I want to tell you about some of the people I’ve met with back home in Eastern Washington: our neighbors in Spokane, struggling to find good-paying jobs; the husband who now works just part time; the Gonzaga student who dropped out of college because she cannot …

Read More

Empowerment > Health Care > Health Care | Seniors

Obamacare could ruin home health care

Jared Powell • July 17, 2014

Right now, 3.5 million seniors get the health care they need in their homes. But thanks to Obamacare, that could soon change. Home health care reduces emergency room visits and hospitalizations. It helps seniors stay in their homes – and it saves billions of dollars annually. But over the next four years, President Obama’s health care law will …

Read More

Empowerment > Opportunities > Jobs and the Economy | Small Business | Women

3 things House Republicans are doing for women

Communications • July 9, 2014

Now, more than ever, women are the primary decision makers in their homes – about health care, their budget, and the work force. Forty-seven percent of the labor force are women, and more than half are the primary income earners for their families. Almost fifty percent are making the family’s financial decisions, and an overwhelming …

Read More

Empowerment > Opportunity

Opportunity begins in the classroom

Jared Powell • May 8, 2014

Education is the key to a better life and more opportunity. The quality of a child’s education shouldn’t depend on his or her zip code. That’s why, this week, the House will advance the Success and Opportunity through Quality Charter Schools Act. This bill will help students by strengthening the charter school program by enhancing choice, innovation, …

Read More

Opportunities > Empowerment > Opportunity

Charter schools rule

Communications • May 6, 2014

A good education has the ability to change the trajectory of a child’s future – it is the foundation of a better life. For an educational system to truly foster more opportunity, decisions must be based on the individual student. Charter schools foster innovation by removing unnecessary red tape and putting decision making back into the …

Read More

Opportunities > Empowerment > Opportunity

Why I support Charter Schools

Jared Powell • May 1, 2014

Rep. Patrick McHenry represents North Carolina’s 10th Congressional District. Last week, he visited two charter schools back home and blogged about his experience. As I traveled across North Carolina’s 10th Congressional District the last two weeks, I heard from many parents concerned about our nation’s education system. It is a sad fact, but America’s schools are struggling. …

Read More

1 /2 /3 /4 /