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Education is About More than Just Test Scores

Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA) • January 23, 2017

When talking about school choice, the conversation often drifts down the wonky path of numbers and test scores that support or oppose the right of a parent to choose where they send their children to school.  But, in the context of whether we want a society that supports or limits school choice, the answer is …

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Republican Women are Making History

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) • January 18, 2017

This year we celebrate 100 years of women in Congress, and the leadership of not one, not two, but three new committee chairwomen. In a new video, Rep. Susan Brooks (R-IN) and Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), the new chairs of the Ethics and Education and Workforce Committees, and Rep. Diane Black (R-TN), interim chair of …

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Seeking Unity on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) • January 16, 2017

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy has been on my heart, especially coming out of such a tense election cycle and as we enter the first African-American President’s final days in office. The American people have given us a moment to think big, to reimagine government, and to be legendary. As I reflect on this …

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Pearl Harbor at 75: In the face of danger, we have courage.

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) • December 7, 2016

So often war stories become stories of dates and numbers. When you watch classic war movies or learn about these battles from the safety of an American classroom, you become detached – caught up in an endless list of casualties, names of distant places, and the amount of ships and planes lost. But behind each …

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The Many Faces of 21st Century Cures

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) • December 5, 2016

Last week the House passed 21st Century Cures in an overwhelmingly bipartisan 344-77 vote. Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers shares her thoughts on this landmark legislation ahead of this week’s action in the Senate.  I love the holidays. The sights, the smells. Seeing how excited my three kids get knowing baby Jesus is coming – …

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21st Century Cures can be Summed up in Four Words

Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-OK) • December 1, 2016

21st Century Cures can be summed up in four words. The problem is deciding which four words to use, because this proactive legislation is a big opportunity for the American people. Cures gives us hope.  Cures advances scientific research.  Cures innovates new treatments.  Cures puts patients first.  Cures combats opioid abuse.  Cures is a game-changer. …

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Family Means Never Giving Up

Rep. Rodney Davis (R-IL) • November 29, 2016

Adoption Month is an opportunity to celebrate the men and women who opened their hearts and homes to the world’s “forgotten youth.” Men and women who recognize that we are not defined by where we start, but by our potential. In my role as representative for the great people of Illinois’s 13th Congressional District, I’ve …

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Growing a Family, Making a Difference

Rep. David Young (R-IA) • November 23, 2016

This Thanksgiving, I am thankful for the opportunity to represent people who make a difference in the lives of others, like the Mahlstadt family of Indianola. Nick and Typhanie Mahlstadt not only opened their hearts, but they pledged to make a lasting impact in their children’s home country, Ghana. They co-founded The Move Project, a …

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A Better Way to Make Unadoptable Unacceptable

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) • November 19, 2016

Family is the best part of life. Every day with my husband, Brian, and our three children, Cole, Grace, and Brynn, is a blessing. As a parent, you want the best for your children – the right education, healthy food, and a strong moral foundation. You want to launch them successfully into adulthood, and, most …

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A Forever Family for Wilson and Catharine

Rep. Tom Emmer (R-MN) • November 14, 2016

My wife Jacquie and I are the proud parents of seven children – six sons and a daughter. Our home is full of love and laughter, and I consider it my biggest fortune in life to be a father and watch my children grow into the people they were meant to be. When I reflect …

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