Create Jobs & Build a Healthy Economy

America’s Economy? Falling Out of First.

Communications • December 5, 2014

For the first time since Ulysses S. Grant was president (1877) the United States is not ranked as the largest economy in the world. China now takes the number one spot, putting the United States in an unsavory second place. These rankings are based on the International Monetary Fund’s yearly report on the purchasing power …

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Shop Small Business Saturday

Communications • November 28, 2014

Right now Americans all over the country are waiting in lines at Best Buy and Target for the infamous “Black Friday.” But another big shopping event of the year is tomorrow — Small Business Saturday. Every year the Saturday after Thanksgiving, Small Business Saturday encourages Americans across the country to visit local businesses and “shop small.” And …

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Creating Jobs and Reviving American Manufacturing

Communications • November 20, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement today after the House passed H.R. 4795, the Promoting New Manufacturing Act, sponsored by Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA). “As we advance jobs-focused solutions and embrace an all-of-the-above energy strategy, we will continue to help hardworking Americans reach new heights. By …

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Long term unemployment numbers? You can’t trick us.

Communications • November 18, 2014

Recent reports have shown dropping unemployment numbers. It’s 5.8%, the lowest it’s been since 2007. But these numbers don’t tell the full story. The Administration has left an entire demographic out of their count and are only focusing on “positive” numbers. It’s time for a reality check. Long term unemployment, defined as individuals who have been …

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Rep. Leonard Lance • November 14, 2014

Like many Americans, I have been incredibly frustrated by the repeated and unnecessary delays in moving forward with the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. And while the Republican-led Congress has worked in a bipartisan capacity to pass legislation eight times to build the Keystone XL pipeline, the President and his allies in the U.S. …

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President Obama’s not listening — but we are.

Communications • November 13, 2014

President Obama seems to have some trouble listening to the American people. Last week, Americans told their leaders where they want the country to head  — and the message was pretty clear. Republican-led job creating initiatives like the Keystone XL Pipeline were at the top of the list. House Republicans wasted no time. This week, they’re discussing and voting …

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Your Priorities = Our Priorities

Communications • November 12, 2014

In two years, the American people have changed their minds — a lot. A recent Gallup poll asked 828 Americans, “Who do you want to have more influence over the direction the nation takes in the next year — Barack Obama or the Republicans in Congress?” Their answer? Republicans in Congress. Fifty-three percent of Americans want Republicans to have …

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Op-ed: “Now We Can Get Congress Going”

Communications • November 6, 2014

Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) write about the tasks ahead, including reforming the tax code, redefining ‘full time’ as working 40 hours a week, and moving on the Keystone XL pipeline. “Now We Can Get Congress Going” Americans have entrusted Republicans with control of both the House and Senate. We are …

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Creating jobs? Nope, broken promises.

Jared Powell • October 23, 2014

“Take a look at the goals the President has set to move this country forward.… Double U.S. Exports, Create 600,000 Jobs in the Natural Gas Industry, Create 1 Million New Manufacturing Jobs…” -President Obama’s campaign website in 2012 A visit to President Obama’s 2012 website highlights his lofty goals — the same ones that are now …

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All signs pointing to a better economy? Eh, not so much.

Communications • October 21, 2014

The Congressional Budget Office recently made some promising announcements. Their most recent research suggests that our national deficit has been reduced by about 33% this fiscal year, marking a six-year low. And according to the Labor Department, we’ve seen private sector job growth for the 55th month in a row. Apparently, these government agencies believe the Obama …

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