Press Releases

Mar 4, 2011 Press Release

Press Release

Excerpt: "Today's jobs numbers indicate that our economy is showing slight signs of recovery from the failed policies of the last few years, but there are far too many Americans still out of work. Unemployment is still well above eight percent over two years after the failed 'stimulus' – due to the trillions in wasteful spending and debt and the constant threat of higher taxes under Democrats' rule.

"From day one of our Majority, Republicans' number one focus has been to remove the barriers to job creation and today's report shows that our efforts are starting to work."

Mar 2, 2011 Press Release

Press Release

Excerpt: "I applaud the Senate for passing the House Republicans' plan to avoid shutting down the government while also cutting $4 billion in spending. With two extra weeks, the Senate now has more than enough time to debate and vote on the original seven-month continuing resolution that cut $100 billion – important cuts that begin to remove barriers to job creation."

Mar 1, 2011 Press Release

Press Release

Excerpt: "House Republicans have changed the conversation almost overnight in Washington – from spending and borrowing to saving and creating jobs. In that light, a study released today by the Joint Economic Committee (JEC) Republicans demonstrates that, across the globe, significantly cutting government spending encourages private-sector job creation and returns certainty to the economy. It's time for long-term cuts to be enacted – our economy needs it and future generations deserve it."

Feb 25, 2011 Press Release

Press Release

Excerpt: "House Republicans are showing once more that we're fully committed to preventing a government shutdown while also ensuring Washington makes necessary spending cuts that will begin to remove barriers to job creation. After already sending the Senate a fiscally responsible Continuing Resolution, we will soon send a second short-term CR – one that also cuts spending and keeps the government running – and which gives the Senate more time to consider the original. The onus is now squarely on Senate Democrats to not force a government shutdown by passing this two-week resolution"

Feb 22, 2011 Press Release

Press Release

Excerpt: "It's no secret that No Child Left Behind needs reform – and that's why I appreciate so many local school officials and teachers taking time to meet with me and share their concerns and advice for how to improve our education system.

"Teachers and administrators are on the front lines of our education challenges every day, and hearing their priorities for the future of No Child Left Behind is crucial for reform."

Feb 19, 2011 Press Release

Press Release

Excerpt: “Americans can be confident that Washington’s spending binge is over and Republicans will continue to work to remove barriers to private-sector job creation. This important step is just one in a series that Republicans are taking to boost future job growth and the long-term prosperity of America.”

Feb 16, 2011 Press Release

Press Release

Excerpt: "...House Republicans have come in and said, "we're going to make some changes.' We're cutting government, we're cutting spending, in order to grow this economy.

Cutting makes sense. Cutting gets government off the backs of businesses, and going at these regulations that are strangling prosperity. That's where the action is, and that's where we need to go, and that's what House Republicans are committed to do."

Feb 14, 2011 Press Release

Press Release

Excerpt: "President Obama's budget is a serious disappointment that spends too much, taxes too much, and borrows too much – ultimately hurting American job growth. Americans overwhelmingly rejected the taxing, spending, and borrowing adventure that Democrats have taken our country on – and yet President Obama's budget is simply a continuation of the past. We all know our economy simply can't afford these policies. And yet, the President's budget doubles down on the strategy of the past: locking in unsustainable Pelosi-era spending and debt, while increasing taxes on job creators. That doesn't address the tough challenges we must face for future generations' sake, it is simply a recipe for more of the same."

Feb 11, 2011 Press Release

Press Release

Excerpt: "A corporation in my district, Fellowes Manufacturing, is involved in - essentially - a nightmare scenario with a joint venture that has gone south, and they have not been able to get the legal remedies that they deserve. I think it's a very, very serious example of manipulations on the part of some in China that are taking advantage of an incredibly significant manufacturer in the Chicago area."

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Feb 11, 2011 Press Release

Press Release

Excerpt: "Jobs are job one of this Congress. It is imperative that we focus – and what we're doing with this resolution is putting an imprimatur of the work on the committees, saying your priority is to go through, chapter and verse, on these regulations and separate them out.The ones that don't add value, the ones that aren't making people safer, the ones that are complete nonsense, let's focus in on them, highlight them, and remove them. We have to remove the barriers to job creation. That is our responsibility. That is what should be bringing us all together. and I argue the swift passage of this resolution."

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