Cathy McMorris Rodgers: 21st-Century Solutions for Our 21st-Century Economy

Communications • September 16, 2014

“We’re advancing a bottom-up approach that grows our economy and puts more money back into people’s hands. We’re meeting our 21st-century economy with 21st-century solutions.”   Republican Leadership Press Conference September 16, 2014 Participants: Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) Conference Vice Chair Lynn Jenkins (R-KS) …

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Happy Friday!

Communications • September 12, 2014

And yet a Not-So-Happy-Friday for job-seekers around the country. This week, 315,000 Americans applied for unemployment aid – an 11,000 increase from last week and the highest it’s been all summer. This increase in unemployment aid applications, combined with the worst job creation numbers we’ve seen all year is not a good equation for those out of …

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VIDEO: #StuckInTheSenate

Jared Powell • August 6, 2014

347 House-passed bills are stuck in the United States Senate. Dozens of these bills would create good-paying jobs to create a healthy economy. Yet Senator Harry Reid refuses to bring them up for a vote. Do-nothing Congress? More like a Do-nothing Senate.

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5 things (still) on our summer wish list

Communications • August 4, 2014

House Republicans have passed more than 40 jobs bills that are now stuck in the Senate. Since it’s apparent we can’t get them all through a stubborn Democratic-controlled Senate, we have a shorter, more realistic wish list for Senator Reid that will help hardworking Americans. 1.  The Northern Route Approval Act This bill approves the construction of the …

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One thing I learned at my first job

Rep Keith Rothfus • July 29, 2014

What was your first job? Some of my first jobs as a teenager were delivering newspapers, bagging groceries, and flipping hamburgers at McDonalds. My route as a 13-year-old newspaper delivery boy included 30 homes on weekdays and 75 homes on weekends. I still remember biking on muggy summer mornings and trudging through blizzard-like conditions to make …

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10 reasons Senate Democrats should act on House-passed jobs bills

Jared Powell • July 22, 2014

If there was any question about who the most powerful man in Washington is… More so than House Speaker John A. Boehner or even President Obama, it is Mr. Reid, a Nevada Democrat in his eighth year as majority leader, who has the most single-handed power to shape what gets done and what falls to the wayside …

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House versus Senate – by the numbers.

Jared Powell • July 17, 2014

By the time you read this, the graphic above may need to be updated. That’s because the House continues to address the priorities of the American people. Below are four bills the House passed this week and what they mean for you: 1. H.R. 5016 – Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act, 2015. This is the 7th …

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Remember Bill?

Jared Powell • July 14, 2014

Remember Bill? He was the star of the 1974 hit “I’m Just a Bill” by Schoolhouse Rock. During the three-minute episode, Bill explains the steps that must be taken for him to reach his ultimate goal of becoming a law. “Well, it’s a long, long journeyTo the capital cityIt’s a long, long waitWhile I’m sitting in …

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Our Christmas in July Wishlist

Communications • July 8, 2014

Right now, Harry Reid is being a major Grinch – taking House-passed jobs bills and letting them pile up on his desk. Or hiding them away in his anti-Christmas cave. But in the spirit of Christmas in July, we’ve created a wish list of bills that would not only strengthen our economy, but create thousands of …

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