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Accountability > #StuckInTheSenate | Accountability

Stopping government abuse? #StuckInTheSenate

Communications • October 24, 2014

Federal government employees hold a great amount of responsibility — unfortunately within recent years, we’ve seen grave abuses within these positions. Whether it’s Lois Lerner’s conservative targeting through the the IRS to Jeffrey Neely’s federally-funded lavish Vegas trip, it’s no wonder that only 34% of Americans trust their government a “fair amount” (and only 9% trust the government a “great amount”). House …

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Creating jobs? Nope, broken promises.

Communications • October 23, 2014

“Take a look at the goals the President has set to move this country forward.… Double U.S. Exports, Create 600,000 Jobs in the Natural Gas Industry, Create 1 Million New Manufacturing Jobs…” -President Obama’s campaign website in 2012 A visit to President Obama’s 2012 website highlights his lofty goals — the same ones that are now …

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Opportunities > Education

What college means for today’s students

Communications • October 22, 2014

Fall is in full swing  — which for college students brings a new semester of classes, football and midterms. But for many students, college comes with a hefty price tag.  The rising cost of higher education has grown into a crisis of unprecedented proportions. According to USA Today, “Total student loan debt was $240 billion in 2003, …

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All signs pointing to a better economy? Eh, not so much.

Communications • October 21, 2014

The Congressional Budget Office recently made some promising announcements. Their most recent research suggests that our national deficit has been reduced by about 33% this fiscal year, marking a six-year low. And according to the Labor Department, we’ve seen private sector job growth for the 55th month in a row. Apparently, these government agencies believe the Obama …

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So what’s the deal with Keystone?

Communications • October 21, 2014

Last spring, House Republicans passed H.R. 3, the Northern Route Approval Act. But this job-creating bill, which approves the construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline, is still stuck in the Senate — along with over 300 House-passed solutions. The Keystone XL Pipeline would have tremendous economic impact on the American people. Not only would it create over 42,000 …

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Accountability

Responding to the Ebola Outbreak

Communications • October 17, 2014

The eyes of the world are focused on America’s response to the Ebola outbreak — just this past week,  one out of five Americans expressed concern about the disease. This week, the House Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held a hearing to examine the U.S. effort to combat Ebola thus far — one of the many actions House Republicans …

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Health Care > Health Care

The Obamacare grades are in

Communications • October 16, 2014

Last month the Physicians Foundation released it 2014 Survey of America’s Physicians — a report card for the health care industry. And the grades for President Obama’s health care law aren’t good: doctors disapprove of Obamcare by nearly a two to one margin. Doctor Jeffrey Singer broke down his greatest concerns since Obamacare’s implementation, and gave …

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

Household income hasn’t changed — but everything else is more expensive

Communications • October 14, 2014

About half of Americans consider themselves part of the middle class — and for those Americans, the past few years have been economically uncomfortable. Because while middle class income hasn’t changed — the cost of everything else has. Education, gas, home-buying, and even movie tickets cost more than they did in 1995, yet the wages Americans bring home remain stagnant. CNN …

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Accountability > Oversight | Veterans

We haven’t forgotten about the VA

Communications • October 9, 2014

Earlier this year, watchdogs in the Department of Veterans Affairs health agency found long wait times and dishonest management.  House Republicans responded swiftly, passing H.R. 4810, the Veteran Access to Care Act of 2014, and took time to listen to problems and stories from veterans around the country. Yet there is still a lot of work to be done to …

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Health Care > Health Care

Taking a closer look at Obamacare costs

Communications • October 7, 2014

When President Obama announced his plan for HealthCare.gov, a lot of promises were made. However, when October 1, 2013 rolled around — those promises turned out to be a lot of problems. A website crash combined with fundamental flaws created an expensive and confusing health care problem for millions of Americans. But as the problems continue to …

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In The News

Getting More Americans Back to Work

September 19, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement today after the House passed H.R. 2, the American Energy …

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McMorris Rodgers: America Must Lead the Fight Against ISIL

September 17, 2014

“When it comes to the safety and security of Americans at home and abroad, Americans must lead.” Remarks by Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) on …

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A Victory for America’s Working Families

September 15, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement today after the House passed S. 1086, the Child Care …

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McMorris Rodgers: Keep Your Plan if You Like It

September 12, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) applauded the passage today of H.R. 3522, the Employee Health Care Protection Act of 2014, …

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McMorris Rodgers: Keep Your Plan if You Like It

September 11, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) applauded the passage today of H.R. 3522, the Employee Health Care Protection Act of 2014, …

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