Promote More Opportunities for All



Jared Powell • January 6, 2015

The year 2014 ended on a markedly high note, especially for millions of Americans with disabilities and their families – the Achieving a Better Life Experience Act (ABLE Act) became the law of the land. This bipartisan law will allow individuals with disabilities to use tax-free savings accounts to save for college, retirement, and other expenses. House Republican Conference …

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Our Christmas Wishlist

Jared Powell • December 23, 2014

We can’t help but get excited about the holiday season — so we’re making our list and checking it twice. Our wishlist is filled with solutions the American people have been asking for — solutions that will create jobs, strengthen our economy, ease the squeeze on every day items, and cut federal red tape. Here’s …

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Opportunities > Jobs and the Economy

Putting People Above Politics

Communications • December 10, 2014

Republican Leadership Press Conference Republican Leadership Press Conference December 10, 2014 Participants: Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) Conference Vice Chair Lynn Jenkins (R-KS) Republican Policy Chair Luke Messer (R-IN) Chair McMorris Rodgers, Remarks as Prepared for Delivery: “Last week, in …

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Opportunities > ABLE Act | Opportunity

ABLE Act: What they are saying

Jared Powell • December 4, 2014

Yesterday the American people saw a preview of what to expect from the next Congress – America’s New Congress. The House passed the Achieving a Better Life Experience Act by an overwhelming margin of 404-17. The bill, which listed 85 percent of House Members as co-sponsors, would establish tax-exempt savings accounts for individuals with disabilities.  This may be perceived as …

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Opportunities > Accountability | Families

When we work together — government works.

Communications • November 19, 2014

Earlier this year, the House collaborated with the Senate and passed S. 1086, the Child Care Development and Block Grant Act of 2014.  Today, President Obama signed it into law. Over 1.5 million children under the age of 13 have access to child care through the federal Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) program – yet over …

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A Team Ready to Make the Future Better

Communications • November 13, 2014

“It’s no longer about Left versus Right. It’s not even about Republican versus Democrat. It’s about the past versus the future.” Republican Leadership Press Conference November 13, 2014 Participants: Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) NRCC Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) Policy …

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Keeping the Internet Free… #STUCK

Communications • October 29, 2014

For countless Americans, access to the internet means access to a world of opportunity. Whether it’s online courses and student resources; job applications and career information; online answers and directions — the internet is increasingly essential. Unfortunately, many state and local governments are pursing an “internet tax” — using it as an opportunity to make money on a …

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Opportunities > Education

What college means for today’s students

Jared Powell • October 22, 2014

Fall is in full swing  — which for college students brings a new semester of classes, football and midterms. But for many students, college comes with a hefty price tag.  The rising cost of higher education has grown into a crisis of unprecedented proportions. According to USA Today, “Total student loan debt was $240 billion in 2003, …

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5 Points

Jared Powell • October 2, 2014

For the past several months, Speaker of the House John Boehner has traveled the country to discuss his “Five Points for Resetting America’s Economic Foundation.” These five points are simple and straightforward: ·      Address the debt. ·      Reform the tax code. ·      Fix the legal system.  ·      Rein in excessive regulations. ·      Strengthen education. …

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Jobs > Opportunities

The Party of Solutions: The Case for a Senate that Works

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Sen. John Thune • September 25, 2014

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers is the chairwoman of the House Republican Conference, and Senator John Thune is the chairman of the Senate Republican Conference. Today they published  an op-ed on on the importance of a new Senate majority. In homes all across America, working parents struggle to pay their bills at the end of …

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