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The House Republican Plan for Jobs, Opportunity, and Freedom

“We don’t have a strategy”

Communications • August 29, 2014

If you’ve spent more than five minutes on the internet today, you’ve probably heard the quote. “We don’t have a strategy yet.” Yesterday, our Commander-in-Chief, admitted what Americans have believed since the Islamic terrorist group ISIS came into power. Our nation is leading from behind and without a plan. Here’s what some House Republicans thought of the …

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U.S. Senate needs to get to work

Rep Paul Cook • August 28, 2014

Rep. Paul Cook represents California’s 8th Congressional District, first elected in November 2012. He serves on the House Armed Services, Foreign Affairs, and Veterans’ Affairs committees. Today he submitted the following op-ed to the San Bernadino County Sun. Recent polling has made one thing clear: Americans are unhappy with Congress. I work there myself, and I have to …

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Hundreds of thousands at risk of losing health insurance due to website glitches

Communications • August 28, 2014

Remember the “glitches”? The glitches even John Stewart mocked?’s problems are back with a vengeance and could lead to hundreds of thousands of Americans losing their health insurance. From CNN this morning: Over 300,000 people received letters last week saying their personal information must be verified by next Friday, September 5th, or their health insurance would be …

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Growing economic concerns? House Republicans understand

Communications • August 27, 2014

A new economic survey by the Peter G. Peterson Foundation revealed that concern for the economy is growing – and Americans are looking at their leaders to solve the problem. Eighty-three percent of survey respondents agreed that the national debt is an issue that President Obama and Congress should be spending more time addressing, and 64% say …

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This week in Obamacare failures

Communications • August 22, 2014

Surprise, surprise. In this week’s roundup of Obamacare headlines, you’ll see a security breach, hidden enrollment data, more deleted emails, and higher health care costs that reduce work hours. Unfortunately, it’s business as usual for the this new health care law. Rising Costs Reducing Work Hours The burdensome regulations and rising health care costs of Obamacare are affecting school …

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Empowerment > Accountability | Oversight

President Obama’s Got “No New Friends”

Communications • August 21, 2014

President Obama has earned a reputation of not playing well with others. And while House Republicans have long been vocally frustrated – now even Senate Democrats are speaking out about their inability to work with President Obama. In a recent New York Times article, several Senate Democrats – including Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) – …

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Middle Class Squeeze > Budget | Families | Jobs and the Economy

Solving back-to-school stress

Communications • August 18, 2014

Families across the country are gearing up for the first day of school. New backpacks, sharpened pencils, and back-to-school outfits are filling wish lists – and emptying wallets. Back-to-school spending is estimated to total $26.5 billion this year, a slight decrease from 2013. And the buck doesn’t stop there. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s annual Expenditures …

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Accountability > Accountability | IRS | Oversight

You’ll want to read these IRS headlines twice

Communications • August 15, 2014

These articles are probably going to cause you to take a double-take: “IRS Failed to Do Background Checks on Contractors” “The IRS failed to do background checks on some private contractors who handled confidential taxpayer information, exposing more than a million taxpayers to an increased risk of fraud and identity theft, a government investigator said …

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Health Care > Veterans

VA progress is being made – but there is still work to be done

Communications • August 14, 2014

Veterans heard some good news today. According to the Associated Press, VA referrals to private doctors are on the rise. This is largely in part to the House-passed bill H.R. 3230, the Veterans’ Access to Care through Choice, Accountability, and Transparency Act of 2014. This bill allocates money to private doctors to treat veterans who are unable to get appointments at …

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Rep. Diane Black: The Possibilities of a “Governing Party”

Communications • August 13, 2014

This week on “Meet the Press,” host David Gregory asked guests their thoughts on a Republican-controlled Senate. Rep. Diane Black (R-TN) responded in “The Hill” by  pointing out the work House Republicans have accomplished, often in bipartisan fashion, compared to the Democratic-controlled Senate. “On a recent edition of Meet the Press, host David Gregory asked his …

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In The News

Helping Students Reach Their Full Potential

August 1, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement today after introducing H.R. 5303, the 21st Century Classroom Innovation …

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McMorris Rodgers: Our Veterans Are the Priority

July 31, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) applauded the passage today of H.R. 3230, the Veterans’ Access to Care through Choice, …

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GOP Press Conference: Solutions to Empower

July 31, 2014

“Women have transformed America… We are working for them. We are listening to them. And we are championing them.” GOP Press Conference: Solutions to Empower July …

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Protecting the American People from Executive Overreach

July 31, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement today after the House passed H. Res. 676, which provides …

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Cathy McMorris Rodgers: House Republicans Are Connecting Online Like Never Before

July 29, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) congratulates the winners of the 2014 House Republican Digital Challenge - Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-OK) …

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