Empowerment > Accountability | Oversight

President Obama’s Got “No New Friends”

Communications • August 21, 2014

President Obama has earned a reputation of not playing well with others. And while House Republicans have long been vocally frustrated – now even Senate Democrats are speaking out about their inability to work with President Obama. In a recent New York Times article, several Senate Democrats – including Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) – …

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Accountability > Accountability | IRS | Oversight

You’ll want to read these IRS headlines twice

Communications • August 15, 2014

These articles are probably going to cause you to take a double-take: “IRS Failed to Do Background Checks on Contractors” “The IRS failed to do background checks on some private contractors who handled confidential taxpayer information, exposing more than a million taxpayers to an increased risk of fraud and identity theft, a government investigator said …

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Time to lead?

Jared Powell • July 28, 2014

Yesterday, on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright was asked to describe the current state of world events. This was her response:   So it would seem that now is the time for the President, our Commander-in-Chief, to lead… …or to play golf… …or to attend Hollywood parties… …or to disengage …

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28 veterans tell their stories to House Republicans

Jared Powell • July 25, 2014

In late April, CNN reported that 40 veterans died while waiting for appointments with the Phoenix Veterans Affairs health care system. The news shocked the country. But it was just the beginning of the story about the VA’s negligence in caring for our nation’s heroes. House Republicans quickly went to work passing bills to hold the VA accountable and allow veterans to seek care outside …

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Health Care > Accountability | Health Care

This week in Obamacare #Fails

Communications • July 25, 2014

This week was not a good one for Obamacare – but then again, what week is? Halbig vs. Sebellius This one was a doozie. On Tuesday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia issued a ruling that found an essential part of President Obama’s health care law unconstitutional. The Court ruled that subsidies handed out …

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Accountability > Accountability | Budget

McMorris Rodgers: American Families Deserve an Accountable Government

Communications • July 16, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) applauded the House passage today of of H.R. 5016, the Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act, 2015, sponsored by Rep. Ander Crenshaw (R-FL). “We are working every day in the House to create better opportunities for American families, and this common-sense bill prioritizes programs and services that …

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Accountability > Accountability | Oversight

VIDEO: But wait, there’s more…

Jared Powell • July 15, 2014

“Dealing with the federal government is not always high tech, and it’s not always user friendly.” — President Barack Obama, July 8, 2013 You can say that again. From the disastrous rollout of to vanishing emails at the IRS and the EPA, this entire Administration is riddled with glitches. But wait, there’s more: on …

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Hundreds attend Rep. Palazzo’s Veterans Forums

Jared Powell • July 10, 2014

Rep. Steven Palazzo represents the 4th Congressional District in Mississippi. He hosted two Veterans Forums & Resource Fairs this week and blogged about the experience.

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