Jobs and Economic Growth > Budget | Jobs and the Economy | tax reform

How a little tax bill would create jobs – seriously.

Communications • July 10, 2014

American workers and business owners are struggling under our current economy. Financial woes are keeping companies from hiring more workers, growing their business, and increasing their production. These issues are only amplified by a complex, time consuming tax code. Yeah, yeah, we know – tax reform – everyone’s favorite topic. But today, House Republicans voted on …

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Hundreds attend Rep. Palazzo’s Veterans Forums

Communications • July 10, 2014

Rep. Steven Palazzo represents the 4th Congressional District in Mississippi. He hosted two Veterans Forums & Resource Fairs this week and blogged about the experience. As a Marine veteran of the Persian Gulf War and a member of the Mississippi National Guard, one of my top priorities is ensuring Mississippi veterans receive the best service possible. Yet, …

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3 things House Republicans are doing for women

Communications • July 9, 2014

Now, more than ever, women are the primary decision makers in their homes – about health care, their budget, and the work force. Forty-seven percent of the labor force are women, and more than half are the primary income earners for their families. Almost fifty percent are making the family’s financial decisions, and an overwhelming …

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At the pump: the bad and the ugly (because there is no good in record gas prices)

Communications • July 9, 2014

“Gas prices will probably never go back below $3.00 a gallon; $3.50 might be normal and we’re even used to $4.00.” That’s what Yahoo Finance columnist Rick Newman said on Monday. With gas prices reaching a six-year high over the weekend, and with an administration that continues to block America’s energy future, Newman’s prediction won’t …

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Why we should still be concerned about the economy … in one GIF

Communications • July 8, 2014

In President Obama’s economy, “good” news is usually just an indication of bad news. On the one hand, the unemployment rate fell to 6.1 percent last month. Good news on the surface level. But on the other hand, June marked the 49th month in the last 50 that more jobseekers gave up looking for work than found a …

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Jobs and Economic Growth > Jobs and the Economy

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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Weekly Republican Address: Rep. Steve Womack (R-AR)

Communications • July 4, 2014

Delivering the Weekly Republican Address, Rep. Steve Womack (R-AR) reflects on the Declaration of Independence and our ongoing mission to ensure Americans have a voice in their government and their economy. Now in his second term, Rep. Womack delivers the address from Bentonville Square in the heart of downtown Bentonville – Arkansas’s historic business district. Womack …

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Rep. Huizenga: Reining in the President’s overreach

Communications • July 3, 2014

Checks and balances. The Separation of powers. These are concepts that most fifth graders could explain. These are also concepts that have been lost under President Obama. Since Republicans took over the House of Representatives in 2010, the President has sidestepped Congress at will, using his “pen and phone” to give more power to the executive …

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Jobs and Economic Growth > Jobs and the Economy

7 bad details hiding in June’s jobs report

Communications • July 3, 2014

The June 2014 unemployment report is out today, and while a lot of people are focusing on the big number – the smaller ones paint a more realistic picture of just how bad the economy still is. 1.  For the 49th time in 50 months, more people gave up on the job search than those who …

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Health Care > Health Care

Another day, another Obamacare disappointment

Communications • July 1, 2014

But we can’t say we’re surprised. Today the Department of Health and Human Services Offices of the Inspector General’s released their Obamacare verification report. The Inspector General’s offices were looking at the  2.9 million application inconsistencies caused from health care forms being filled out incorrectly.  They were given the arduous task of examining the application inconsistencies in …

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Americans are stuck – but it doesn’t have to be that way

July 9, 2014

“No matter the person or the profession, the background or the age, the concerns were all the same: people don’t have the opportunities to get …

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McMorris Rodgers: Today’s health care numbers paint an old picture

July 1, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement after the release of the Department of Health and Human …

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McMorris Rodgers: Modernizing North American Energy Infrastructure

June 27, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) applauded the House passage today of H.R. 3301, the bipartisan North American Energy Infrastructure Act,which modernizes …

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McMorris Rodgers: This is Our Moment to Lead

June 27, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement today after the House passed H.R. 6, the Domestic Prosperity …

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McMorris Rodgers: Unleash American Energy = Create American Jobs

June 27, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement after the House passed H.R. 4899, Lowering Gasoline Prices to …

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