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American Solutions

The House Republican Plan for Jobs, Opportunity, and Freedom

Opportunities > Jobs

Eliminating marriage penalty in family tax issues, simplifying education credits just makes good sense

Rep Lynn Jenkins and Rep Diane Black • July 25, 2014

Rep Lynn Jenkins (R-KS) introduced the Child Tax Credit Improvement Act, and Rep Diane Black (R-TN) introduced the Student and Family Tax Simplification Act. Both bills passed the House of Representatives this week. Today, they submitted the following op-ed to the Washington Examiner. There are countless blessings for those starting a family, but the financial responsibility can be a …

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28 veterans tell their stories to House Republicans

Communications • July 25, 2014

In late April, CNN reported that 40 veterans died while waiting for appointments with the Phoenix Veterans Affairs health care system. The news shocked the country. But it was just the beginning of the story about the VA’s negligence in caring for our nation’s heroes. House Republicans quickly went to work passing bills to hold the VA accountable and allow veterans to seek care outside …

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Health Care > Health Care

This week in Obamacare #Fails

Communications • July 25, 2014

This week was not a good one for Obamacare – but then again, what week is? Halbig vs. Sebellius This one was a doozie. On Tuesday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia issued a ruling that found an essential part of President Obama’s health care law unconstitutional. The Court ruled that subsidies handed out …

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Opportunities > Education

Empowering students through greater opportunity

Communications • July 24, 2014

College is expensive. Grants and scholarships are hard to navigate. Sitting in a classroom is time consuming. Yet the importance of continued education has never been greater. In our current knowledge-based economy, higher education is practically essential – yet costs and time are holding back too many Americans from these opportunities. So this week, House Republicans voted to make higher education …

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Opportunities

This speech by Speaker Boehner will make you cry

Communications • July 24, 2014

Last night, House Speaker John Boehner choked up as he praised Dr. Jessica Bienstock, who helped save the life of Abigail Rose Beutler, daughter of Rep. Jamie Herrera Beutler (R-WA). If you don’t know Abigail’s story, you should click here. Take a look, and try not to cry:

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Opportunities

Guest Post: $tudents Lack Loan Literacy

Rep Brett Guthrie • July 23, 2014

To many people, obtaining a college education is the American Dream.  The United States is the greatest country in the world and is home to some of the world’s best colleges and universities.   But we can’t just make the goal of higher education more attainable. It’s about providing an opportunity for students to receive that …

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Republican Leadership Press Conference

Communications • July 23, 2014

“Our American Solutions – the ones we pass every day – are based on the promise of a better life for every single person in this country.” Republican Leadership Press Conference July 23, 2014 Participants: Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) Majority Leader-elect Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) Majority Whip-elect Steve Scalise (R-LA) Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) …

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Jobs

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

Communications • 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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Behind the scenes: getting a flag flown over the US Capitol

Communications • July 21, 2014

The story goes like this: in 1937, a Member of Congress — name not listed now — asked for a flag that had been flown over the US Capitol. Now, every year, Americans request more than 100,000 flags flown in the same way through the Capitol Flag Program. It’s a straightforward system: you contact the …

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Opportunities > Jobs and the Economy

Solutions for higher prices? House Republicans have quite a few to choose from.

Communications • July 18, 2014

If you feel like you’re spending more on groceries, gasoline, utilities, and healthcare – you’re not alone. Over half of Americans say they’re spending more on everyday costs. Fifty-nine percent report spending more on groceries, 58% report spending more on gasoline, and 45% report spending more on utilities. And not to mention health care costs which – …

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In The News

McMorris Rodgers: Making Life Easier for American Families

July 25, 2014

Washington D.C. – House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement today after the House passed H.R. 3393, the Student and …

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McMorris Rodgers: Stepping Stones to Succeed

July 24, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) applauded the passage today of H.R. 4984, the Empowering Students Through Enhanced Financial Counseling …

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McMorris Rodgers: New Opportunities for Students Everywhere

July 23, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) applauded the passage today of H.R. 3136, the bipartisan Advancing Competency-Based Education Demonstration Project Act …

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McMorris Rodgers: Solutions for a better life

July 23, 2014

  Chair McMorris Rodgers, Remarks as Prepared for Delivery: “I want to tell you about some of the people I’ve met with back home in …

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McMorris Rodgers: It is Time to Start Over on Health Care

July 22, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement today after the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals’ 2-1 decision in …

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