10 Questions: Rep. Bruce Poliquin (R-ME) — VIDEO EDITION!

Communications • May 15, 2015

America’s New Congress is filled with hundreds of Members and thousands of stories. Each week, GOP.gov will introduce you to a new House Republican with “10 Questions.” This week’s Featured Member is Rep. Bruce Poliquin, who represents the 2nd Congressional District of Maine. Rep. Poliquin was sworn into office on January 6, 2015, and he serves on the …

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Honoring Officers Benjamin Deen and Liquori Tate

Rep. Steven Palazzo • May 15, 2015

This week, as our nation observes National Police Week, we recognize the bravery, fortitude, and sacrifice demonstrated by police officers nationwide. They put their lives on the line to defend our communities and our citizens against criminals and thugs. As many of you are aware, last Saturday, May 9, 2015 in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, two police …

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Points of View

Communications • May 14, 2015

House Republicans know that the key to a successful economy starts with the you.  That is why we are fighting to cut the red tape that is strangling small businesses and put the money back into the hands of the American people. Read below for this week’s points of view! House Committee on Homeland Security Chairman Michael …

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Accountability > Veterans | Veterans' Affairs

Our Veterans deserve better

Communications • May 14, 2015

In March of this year, Jan R. Frye, the deputy assistant secretary for acquisition and logistics at the VA, sent a memo to VA secretary Robert McDonald. The findings published in the Washington Post this week paint a horrifying picture. At least $6 billion taxpayer dollars per year have been squandered in illegal contracts for medical …

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Opportunities

The House Just Voted to Protect the Lives of the Unborn

Communications • May 13, 2015

The House just passed H.R. 36, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which protects unborn children at 20 weeks, with exceptions to save the life of the mother or in cases of rape or incest. This important legislation will protect the unborn, empower women, and save lives. House Republicans celebrated this historic day with press conferences, floor speeches, …

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McMorris Rodgers: Because We’ve Listened To You

Communications • May 13, 2015

“82% of the American people said they wanted Congress to work together to achieve what is best for the country. And in the last five months, that is exactly what we have done. And you know what – we’ve done it because we have listened to you.” Republican Leadership Press Conference May 13, 2015 Participants: Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) …

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Opportunities

Capable of Pain

Rep. Trent Franks • May 13, 2015

Medical evidence available to us today is extensive and irrefutable; unborn children have the capacity to experience pain, at least by the beginning of the 6th month of pregnancy and very likely, substantially earlier. H.R. 36, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act would protect unborn children who can feel pain from inhumane, tortuous late-term abortions from the …

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Security

VIDEO: Agile. Efficient. Ready. Lethal.

Communications • May 12, 2015

Today Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-TX) of the House Armed Services Committee released a video to highlight the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2016. The legislation, which the House will consider this week, meets the obligation of Congress to “provide for the common defense.” Here are some highlights from the FY2016 NDAA: AGILE — A series of reforms designed …

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Let’s Make This Police Week Count

Rep. Dave Reichert • May 11, 2015

This week is National Police Week – a week that centers around Peace Officers Memorial Day on May 15th. This year, it is particularly important that we come together as a nation to remember the men and women who wear the badge. Recently, there have been tragic events in communities like Ferguson, MO and Baltimore, …

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Answering the Small Business SOS

Rep. Steve Chabot • May 8, 2015

This is National Small Business Week, a great time to consider the role small businesses play in communities across America and their invaluable place at the center of the American economy. With small businesses accounting for more than half of our GDP and comprising over 99 percent of America’s employers, it’s clear the future of …

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McMorris Rodgers: Supporting the Innovative Minds of Space

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“It’s support – not regulation – that gives America’s commercial space industry the room it needs to truly ‘take off.’” WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Cathy …

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McMorris Rodgers: Innovative Solutions For America’s Entrepreneurs

May 21, 2015

“Our country was built on the shoulders of creative, hardworking, entrepreneurial people who want to change the world. I am proud to pass legislation that …

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McMorris Rodgers: Smarter Spending in Washington

May 19, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC – House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) issued the following statement today after the House passed H.R. 2250, FY 2016 Legislative …

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McMorris Rodgers: Moving Important Infrastructure Forward

May 19, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement today after voting to ensure important transportation safety and road maintenance projects as …

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McMorris Rodgers: Solutions Our Veterans Deserve

May 18, 2015

“Today, I voted to improve the lives of our heroes – from employment opportunities to health care – through six common-sense solutions.” WASHINGTON, DC – House …

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