Guest Post

How we felt the morning of September 12

Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) • September 12, 2017

I will never forget where I was on September 11, 2001. I will also never forget the feeling I had waking up the morning of September 12. The shock and uncertainty after the previous day’s attack hadn’t faded, but I felt more connected to my neighbors than I did before. Though we lived thousands of …

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My 9/11 experience from the White House

Rep. Jodey Arrington (R-TX) • September 11, 2017

16 years ago today, the world as we knew it changed. For me, as for most Americans, the images of September 11, 2001 remain seared in my memory. As a young man serving in the White House for President George W. Bush, I vividly recall the emotions of that day – first shock as I …

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“I knew the world had forever changed”

Rep. Don Bacon (R-NE) • September 9, 2017

On September 11, 2001, I woke up at 5:45 am local time in Tucson, Arizona where I was stationed at the Davis-Monthan Air Force base.  I remember turning on the television and seeing that the first tower was on fire. As the second tower burst into flames, I realized we were under attack. I raced …

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I’ll never forget seeing the still-smoldering Ground Zero

Rep. John Faso (R-NY) • September 9, 2017

I heard of the attacks while driving to my office in Albany, at the state Capitol where I was the Minority Leader of the state Assembly. First news was a radio bulletin; then a call from a worried staffer whose son worked in the Trade Center. Fortunately, he was late to work that day and …

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Did you know? House GOP works to make American Dream a reality

Communications • August 3, 2017

While it may not always make the headlines, House Republicans are hard at work on the issues that matter most to the American people. We’ve reined in Washington, D.C. regulations, focused on health care and tax reform, and made national security a priority. To learn more, visit For us, it’s not just good policy …

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Our Heroes Don’t Ask for Acknowledgement

Rep. John Rutherford (R-FL) • August 1, 2017

As a law enforcement officer, my fundamental duty is to serve mankind, to safeguard lives and property, to protect the innocent against deception, the weak against oppression or intimidation, and the peaceful against violence and disorder. That is the first paragraph of the law enforcement officers’ code of ethics that every law enforcement officer across …

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Prioritizing our Troops

Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN) • July 27, 2017

This week we honor America’s heroes. As the most recently deployed veteran serving in Congress, I  know the sacrifices service members make when they deploy overseas.  I also know the national security challenges facing our country firsthand. Members of our military make these sacrifices not for fame, money, or glory, but for their country. And one …

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American Heroes Week 2017: Honoring those who answer the call of duty

Rep. Andy Harris, M.D. (R-MD) • July 25, 2017

This week, our nation comes together to honor America’s heroes: our military, police force, firefighters, first responders, and medical professionals. These heroes volunteer to stand on America’s front lines in times of crisis, and sacrifice their time, their energy, and sometimes their lives for the well-being of others. The men and women we honor this …

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They passed onto us a significant task

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) • July 4, 2017

Independence Day is one of my favorite days of the year. Of course there are the fireworks, the community picnics, and quality time with Brian and our children. But driving all of that is this renewed, fierce patriotism felt across this country. Today and every day, I am proud to be an American. The men …

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On Independence Day, We Remember What It Means to be an American

Rep. Kay Granger (R-TX) • July 3, 2017

The Fourth of July is a special time for Americans. It is an opportunity to gather with family and friends to enjoy parades, sack races and baseball games, hot dogs and fireworks. The significance of the holiday, which honors our nation’s founding document, far surpasses its celebratory observation, though. The Declaration of Independence goes to …

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