Guest Post

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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A New Nation, Conceived in Liberty

Rep. Claudia Tenney (R-NY) • July 2, 2017

As we take time this weekend to celebrate our nation’s 241st birthday, we pause to recognize the great ideals that our nation has stood for since its founding— freedom, liberty, independence, and individual rights. It is a day when we as Americans look to the future as we continue our great experiment, while reflecting on …

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“You can feel her grief through the photograph”

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) • May 29, 2017

Her arm outstretched, tears streaming down her cheeks onto the fabric, Tara Thomas greeted her husband’s flag-draped coffin at the Raleigh-Durham International Airport. In one moment, Tara and her children’s lives forever changed. Green Beret Shawn Thomas was coming home, but not the way they hoped. You can feel her grief through the photograph. A …

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“I mistook those tears for weakness”

Rep. Brian Mast (R-FL) • May 28, 2017

This op-ed was originally published on on May 26, 2017. September 19, 2010 began like many others but changed my life forever.  I was serving in Kandahar, Afghanistan.  As the lone bomb technician, it was my job to clear the way.   I was almost certain that there were bombs buried in the area. …

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“We owe them more than gratitude…”

Rep. Jack Bergman (R-MI) • May 27, 2017

“Although no sculptured marble should rise to their memory, nor engraved stone bear record of their deeds, yet will their remembrance be as lasting as the land they honored.” – Daniel Webster Every American has a duty to serve. Selflessness—willingness to sacrifice for others—is the mark of leadership, and in the U.S., we lead. But …

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No White Flags on Mother’s Day

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) • May 14, 2017

When I was first sworn into the People’s House, I was single and didn’t have any children. I didn’t know then that my new responsibility would also lead to me meeting the love of my life, Brian, and us having three children. My family keeps me grounded. They keep me focused on what’s really important. …

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Lessons from 100 Years of Women in Congress

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) • April 2, 2017

Every Member of Congress remembers the day they put their left hand on the Bible, their right hand in the air, and swore to support and defend the Constitution of the United States. It’s a moment that marks a new journey, with immense responsibilities to your country and to the people who elected you to …

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“It wasn’t easy for women to dream beyond their current situation…”

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) • March 8, 2017

With Women’s History Month Under Way, McMorris Rodgers Reflects on the Dreams of Women Around the World As we celebrate Women’s History Month, we reflect on women trailblazers and celebrate the milestones: The first female fighter pilot. The first Latina to be elected to Congress. The first female Chair of the House Budget Committee. And …

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Putting the Brakes on the Obama Administration’s Parting Gift to the Abortion Industry

Rep. Diane Black (R-TN) • February 23, 2017

President Obama may no longer be in office, but his legacy of onerous federal rules and regulations – 3,853 of them last year alone – lives on. Which is why over the past several weeks, we’ve been using the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to take action on the explosion of Obama-era regulations that we’ve seen …

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