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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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Hometown heroes

Communications • October 6, 2014

This past weekend, many House Republicans visited local heroes and leaders in their district — of all ages! Interacting and meeting the people House Republicans represent is often the best part of their job, and serves as a reminder of what they are working for in Washington. Below are some photos and social media posts highlighting …

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Let’s Think Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Communications • October 6, 2014

October marks the beginning of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. As the second leading cause of death among women, breast cancer has affected so many of our moms, wives, sisters, and daughters. The disease hits close to home — one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. But there is hope. A lot of it. …

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What the September jobs report tells us (hint: it’s not good)

Communications • October 3, 2014

September’s job report boasted the lowest unemployment rate in a year at 5.8% — great news, right? Not quite. As Americans have learned in the past six years, the unemployment rate only paints part of the picture about our economy. And no matter what the unemployment numbers say, Americans sure don’t feel like the economy is improving …

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5 Points

Communications • October 2, 2014

For the past several months, Speaker of the House John Boehner has traveled the country to discuss his “Five Points for Resetting America’s Economic Foundation.” These five points are simple and straightforward: ·      Address the debt. ·      Reform the tax code. ·      Fix the legal system.  ·      Rein in excessive regulations. ·      Strengthen education. …

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Obama’s trick PR play

Communications • October 2, 2014

In football, distracting the opponent with a hand-off or fake punt — only to launch a Hail Mary to the end-zone is usually a risk worth taking. But for the President of the United States, trick plays aren’t a good idea. Especially when everyone sees right through your distraction tactics. At this time last year, after …

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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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