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Live Long and Prosper – Unless You’re a Small Business

Small Business Committee • March 3, 2015

The famous words of the late Leonard Nimoy’s space adventurer Spock speak to the goals – but not necessarily the reality – of today’s small businesses. We all want small businesses to live long and prosper – that means jobs. It means vibrant communities. It means the ladder of opportunity is within reach for more Americans. …

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Important Questions for Secretary Burwell

Chairman Joe Pitts • February 25, 2015

What is the administration doing in advance of the upcoming Supreme Court decision regarding Obamacare? When will the backend of finally be built? These are just a couple of the important questions Americans are asking about the president’s health care law as the second open enrollment period was scheduled to end (even more so …

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6 Things to Know: @HouseForeign Affairs Committee Hearing with Secretary Kerry

Chairman Ed Royce • February 25, 2015

This morning, the House Foreign Affairs Committee is holding a hearing with Secretary John Kerry to examine the State Department’s budget request and review the Department’s policies in a troubled world. Here are 6 things to know before today’s hearing: 1. Given Washington’s chronic budget deficit, wasteful spending is intolerable. Secretary Kerry will present his …

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Incentivizing Charity to Feed the Hungry

Rep. Tom Reed • February 12, 2015

We as Americans care deeply about those in need; it is ingrained in our culture to give and to give often. We are among the most charitable nation in the world, and it is only fair that we continue to incentivize that good neighbor aspect that many Americans hold dear. America is in many ways …

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Rep. French Hill • February 11, 2015

Today, the House will pass S. 1, the Keystone XL Pipeline Approval Act. This is a significant accomplishment that highlights the common sense solutions that this Congress is focused on achieving. Because of the overwhelming bipartisan and bicameral support, the President’s signing this into law should be a foregone conclusion, capping a long and drawn …

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Small Business, Regulations, and Super Bowl 49

Small Business Committee • February 5, 2015

Whether you’re a Seahawk still soured by the near victory, a Patriot glowing in the aftermath of the big win, or a loyalist to some other team scheming about next season, there is one thing football fans of all stripes should cheer for – our small businesses. Like the Brady-Belichick relationship, American families and small …

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Shining a Light on the Regulatory Process

Rep. Virginia Foxx • February 4, 2015

Each year Washington imposes thousands of pages of rules and regulations on America’s local governments and small businesses. Hidden in those rules are costly mandates that stretch state and city budgets and make it harder for employers to hire. In 1995, members from both parties got behind, and President Bill Clinton signed, the Unfunded Mandates …

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House Republicans Set Right Priorities, Fair System for Legal Immigration

Rep. Aaron Schock • January 28, 2015

Rep. Aaron Schock (R-IL) represents Illinois’ 18th Congressional District. Today he released the following op-ed, also published in Red Alert Politics. The President and the U.S. Congress agree: our immigration system is broken. What we don’t agree on is the best way to fix it. There are currently 4.4 million people ready to enter the United …

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5 Things to Know: Iran Nuclear Negotiations Hearing

Chairman Ed Royce • January 27, 2015

Today, the House Foreign Affairs Committee held a hearing to look at the prospects of reaching a viable nuclear agreement with Iran; one that increases our national security.  Iran has been, and will continue to be, the Committee’s top priority.  You can find the expert testimony here. Here are 5 things you need to know: 1. Iran is …

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In the Way of Progress

Rep. Bill Johnson • January 27, 2015

Thanks to the oil and natural gas development occurring beneath our feet across Eastern and Southeastern Ohio – and throughout the United States – America finds itself on the precipice of an energy renaissance.  In fact, the United States is now the world’s largest producer of natural gas, and some experts estimate that Ohio may …

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