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House Republican Recess Talking Points: We're Doing Great!

Neil Gorsuch? That was us. We did that. All House Republicans. You're welcome.

WASHINGTON ― House Republicans are on a two-week recess, and while the GOP-controlled Congress hasn’t been able to push through any significant part of President Donald Trump’s agenda, the party has some talking points for its members as they travel their districts.

In a document sent to all House Republicans and obtained by The Huffington Post, the House GOP conference offers some tips on how to frame the past few less-than-spectacular months.

“Republicans promised the American people we’d have an aggressive agenda, and we do,” the document begins, in an over-promise/under-deliver tone that Republicans are probably familiar with at this point. “Using the Congressional Review Act (CRA), we’re working every day with President Trump to roll back harmful Obama-era regulations ― more than any other time in history ― so we can grow our economy and create jobs.”

If you begin your talking points by touting your aggressive agenda, and then bring up all the stuff you plan to get done with the Congressional Review Act ― which allows Congress to block regulations from government agencies with just a simple majority in the House and Senate ― perhaps it is time to rethink how you begin your talking points.

But no matter. Republicans have many achievements... that they will achieve any day now. First up? Health care. 

On the failed efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare, the talking points explain that Republicans still have every intention to get a bill through both chambers and across Trump’s desk.

“This is the legislative process at work,” the talking points explain, going on to mention the “bottom-up approach” to the health care bill that Republicans embraced ― the one where Republicans didn’t hold a hearing with a single witness, had leaders write a bill in secret, and then literally hid the legislation from members so they couldn’t read it.

The talking points on health care also offer some resources that Republicans can use to arm themselves for town halls, should any of them be bold enough to hold a town hall.

One of those resources is a cherry-picked paragraph from an April 6 Vox article on two insurers pulling out of the Obamacare exchanges in Iowa:

How much does this [the drop of insurers] have to do with current repeal push? Participation in the Obamacare marketplaces was going down before the election. You probably remember the headlines from last summer when insurance giants like United and Aetna pulled out of a lot of markets. That left lots of places with just one insurer selling coverage.

What the talking points don’t mention is this other paragraph from the Vox article (emphasis added):

Health insurers across the country are making decisions right now about whether they want to participate in Obamacare’s marketplace next year. These Iowa insurers are among the first to make up their minds — and have decided that the Obamacare marketplaces are just too risky of an investment in an era of repeal and replace.

Republicans are glossing over their own record of creating uncertainty in the Obamacare exchanges market, instead simply pointing out that there is uncertainty. They’re right that even without their ill-fated, ongoing attempts to kill the 2010 health care law, there’d be some trouble in the insurance market. But it’s mighty disingenuous to ignore your own role in the instability.

On another topic of future achievements, the talking points offer some thoughts on infrastructure. But this is not your president’s idea of an infrastructure bill. Instead of a $1 trillion overhaul, members are instructed to talk about a complicated federal permitting process that Republicans will supposedly have a “plan” to address by summer.

As Republicans note, many of those permits have to do with assessing the environmental impact of various projects.

“While we are strong proponents of the environment,” the talking points claim, “spending tens of millions of dollars on documents that provide no tangible environmental benefit is extraordinarily inefficient.”

Environmental benefits are imagined. Economic benefits are real. Science.

One area of accomplishment that House Republicans are supposed to take pride in is an issue they had nothing to do with: the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch.

“President Trump promised a ‘truly great’ choice for the Supreme Court, and with Justice Neil Gorsuch, he followed through,” the talking points say. Again, Gorsuch’s confirmation was carried out in the Senate, not the House.

The talking points also touch on Syria. Rather than going into any sort of detail about a military campaign, the GOP conference supplies a few quotes from prominent House Republicans on Trump’s recent missile strike. And while leadership helpfully bolds some sentences ― they liked it when Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) called the strike “appropriate and just” ― there’s no section explaining what legal justification Trump used for that attack, or whether Congress will vote on a formal authorization for use of military force. Probably better to just assume we won and that’s that.

Elsewhere, the talking points suggest that Republicans tout a decline in border apprehensions. “Today’s announcement of the dramatic drop in illegal southern border apprehensions demonstrates that the President’s commitment to securing our border and supporting law enforcement is already showing results,” the document says.

Mind you, nothing has actually changed. Not a single new foot of border wall has been constructed. Border agencies aren’t doing anything differently. But that shouldn’t stop Republicans from taking credit.

Republicans might also want to claim some credit for their important role in stoking investor expectations, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average going up 12 percent since Election Day. Of course, much of that rise may be based on dubious beliefs that Republicans can achieve a tax reform that isn’t mentioned in the talking points, or pass a massive infrastructure bill that will spur economic growth. But why ruin a good thing?

Here are the full talking points:

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syria, gorsuch, committee, CRA, and white house resources

 

 

 → Topline Messaging ← 

 

Republicans promised the American people we’d have an aggressive agenda, and we do. Using the Congressional Review Act (CRA), we’re working every day with President Trump to roll back harmful Obama-era regulations ― more than any other time in history ― so we can grow our economy and create jobs.

We’re not going to stop. Our tax code is stifling people ― when it needs to be fair, simple, and built for growth. It’s time to reimagine the IRS as an agency with a singular focus: Service First.

Obamacare is still collapsing, and Americans need to be rescued from it.  That’s why Republicans remain committed to a better health care future for everyone in this country.  

  • After coming together for productive conversations, the House continues its work to repeal and replace Obamacare. This is the legislative process at work ― collaboration, transparency, and a bottom-up approach.
  • If there’s one thing the past few weeks have taught us, it’s that we’re united around shared goals: affordable, accessible health care ― and protections for the most vulnerable in our communities.
  • With a new Rules Committee amendment that incorporates a risk pool model to help lower health care costs, we’re finding common ground. This amendment will make the American Health Care Act a better bill ― and get us closer to our goals.

We want all people, in all walks of life, to have policies that will empower them ― not limit them. And that’s what a government of the people, by the people, and for the people does.

 

 

 

1. Resources: Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court

Topline Messaging:

  • President Trump promised a “truly great” choice for the Supreme Court, and with Justice Neil Gorsuch, he followed through.
  • Justice Gorsuch is a true guardian of the Constitution ― his belief in judicial restraint, rule of law, religious liberty, and the value of life will serve our country well.
  • His Senate confirmation is a win for the American people, for the Constitution, and for all who value our separation of powers.

 

 

 

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  • Don’t miss House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte’s statement praising the confirmation of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, where Chairman Goodlatte says, “President Trump made an excellent nomination to fill the seat of the late Justice Antonin Scalia, and I have no doubt that Judge Gorsuch will serve the Court admirably as the next associate justice.”

 

 

 

2. What Republicans are saying on Syria

Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA):

“I support the President’s responsible action last night. Families should be able to go about their daily lives without fear of terrorism. For the Syrian people living under Assad’s reign of terror, fear is their daily reality. With the administration’s tactical military action last night, we demonstrate that the free world stands against these bad actors. I look forward to hearing more details from the White House and their engagement with Congress on any further action.”

Speaker Ryan (R-WI):

“Earlier this week the Assad regime murdered dozens of innocent men, women, and children in a barbaric chemical weapons attack. Tonight the United States responded. This action was appropriate and just. These tactical strikes make clear that the Assad regime can no longer count on American inaction as it carries out atrocities against the Syrian people. Resolving the years-long crisis in Syria is a complex task, but Bashar al-Assad must be held accountable and his enablers must be persuaded to change course. I look forward to the administration further engaging Congress in this effort.”

Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA):

“I commend our troops for their professionalism in carrying out these strikes. Assad has made his disregard for innocent human life and longstanding norms against chemical weapons use crystal clear. Tonight’s strikes show these evil actions carry consequences.”

Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA)

”The United States sent a clear message that we will not tolerate the slaughter of innocent citizens by the Assad regime ... I support President Trump for taking this strong and measured action.”

Homeland Security Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX):

“I commend President Trump’s decisive actions in Syria and fundamentally believe that the United States cannot and must not accept the use of chemical weapons by the Assad regime on innocent civilians to become the norm. While the U.S. would prefer a political rather than a military solution to this conflict, the fact remains that you cannot negotiate with tyrants. Passiveness in Syria is what has exacerbated this situation and allowed for adversaries such as Russia and Iran to exert their influence at the expense of U.S. national security, all the while allowing ISIS to flourish. Tonight’s military strikes in Syria are a signal to the world that the days of blank threats are long gone and under this Administration credibility will be restored.” Interview

Veterans Affairs Chairman Phil Roe (R-TN):

“Earlier this week, a horrific chemical attack conducted by the Assad regime in a rebel-held area of Syria took the lives of dozens of innocent men, women and children. This treachery should not go unpunished, and it did not thanks to President Trump’s leadership and swift and appropriate action. Last night, the United States held Assad accountable and responded with tactical strikes making a clear statement that his continued brutality against innocent civilians will not be tolerated. I applaud President Trump for his expedient action, and I thank the brave men and women of our armed forces who carried out this mission.”

Armed Services Chair Thornberry (R-TX):

“I support the President’s decision to take military action in Syria. My hope is that this action will help deter future atrocities by the Assad regime.”

Rep. Joe Wilson (R- SC):

“This Administration was clear―the United States would not tolerate the Syrian dictatorship committing atrocities against its own people. I commend President Donald Trump for his swift action, standing strong to protect American families from future missile attacks.”

Rep. Frank LoBiondo (R-NJ): 

“President Trump’s response to Bashar al-Assad’s chemical attack on his own people was justified. The United States must no longer lead from behind. I strongly encourage the President and his National Security Team to fully engage Congress in this effort.”

Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY):

“This week the world watched in horror as the Assad regime used chemical weapons to murder dozens of men, women and children. The Obama Administration policy towards Syria has failed and we need a new strategy. As a Member of the House Armed Services Committee, this will be an important part of our work and I will be monitoring the situation closely with my colleagues.”

Rep. Martha McSally (R-AZ):

“Tonight the United States responded to the atrocities of the Assad regime with measured, yet decisive military action—launching approximately sixty Tomahawk missiles at the Syrian airbase used for recent chemical attacks. I’m proud that I have successfully advocated in Congress to keep the Tomahawk missile line at Raytheon in Tucson open so that this weapon was ready and available when our armed forces needed it. The use of banned and deadly chemical weapons to murder innocent men, women, and children is evil and deserves a just response.”

Vice Chair Doug Collins (R-GA):

“This week’s chemical attacks in Syria came from a wicked regime that slaughtered its own citizens, including women and children. Inaction has characterized the United States’ response to the Assad government for too long, and last night America took appropriate action. We need a decisive strategy for restoring justice and human rights in Syria, and we in Congress look forward to working with the President to develop that plan.”

 

 

 

3. White House Resources for the Upcoming District Work Period (Courtesy of the White House)

Key Points: Stats about the death spiral of Obamacare

In preparation for next week, please take a moment to digest this important paragraph from Vox:
 
“How much does this [the drop of insurers] have to do with current repeal push? Participation in the Obamacare marketplaces was going down before the election. You probably remember the headlines from last summer when insurance giants like United and Aetna pulled out of a lot of markets. That left lots of places with just one insurer selling coverage.”

As the article notes, the fundamentally flawed healthcare law has been in a downward spiral for years. To put numbers behind the reporting, consider this timeline of information sourced from recent HHS Market Landscape Reports:
 
2014-2015

  • Benchmark premiums increased by an average of $218 - $224
  • Deductibles increased by an average of $3,277 - $3,633
  • Number if insurers offering plans in healthcare.gov states increased by 44
  • Median number of available plans per state: 5

2015-2016

  • Benchmark premiums increased by an average of $224 - $241
  • Deductibles increased by an average of  $3,663 - $3,897
  • Number of insurers offering plans in healthcare.gov states increased by 7
  • Median number of available plans per state: 4

2016-2017

  • Benchmark premiums increased by an average of $241-$302
  • Deductibles increased by an average of $3,897-$4,443
  • Number of insurers offering plans in healthcare.gov states falls by 65
  • Median number of available plans per state: 3
  • Number of counties with one exchange insurer increased from 225 to 1,021

2014 – 2017

  • Benchmark premiums increased by an average of $84
  • Benchmark deductibles increased by an average of $1,166
  • During the recent enrollment period, 20 fewer insurers offered plans on healthcare.govthan during the first open enrollment period

While Republicans in Congress continue to debate legislative measures, Dr. Price remains committed to doing what can be done to protect Americans, help stabilize the market, and mitigate Obamacare’s harmful effects. You can read more about Secretary Price’s administrative efforts here: www.hhs.gov/relief

Key Points: Infrastructure, Health Care, Border Apprehensions, and Jobs

Infrastructure

  • Under our current Federal permitting process, it can take a decade or more for the Federal Government to understand the environmental impact of a project.
    • While we are strong proponents of the environment, spending tens of millions of dollars on documents that provide no tangible environmental benefit is extraordinarily inefficient.
  • The enormous flow chart that went viral online Tuesday shows that, for a simple highway project, 10 different governmental entities need to make 15 different decisions.
    • These decisions are governed by the provisions of 29 laws and 5 executive orders.
    • This does not include any permits required under State or local law.
  • Changing this process from a 10-year process to a 2-year process would produce approximately $3.6 trillion in economic benefits because it would affect hundreds of projects and dramatically encourage increased infrastructure investment.
    • No investor can get excited about putting money into a project that may or may not get permitted in a decade.
  • The White House has reached out to 16 different Federal agencies, governors, mayors, Congress, and industry to get the best ideas on how to take this process from 10 years to 1.
    • We will have a plan by summer.
    • By fixing fundamental permitting and process issues we are ensuring that the economic benefit for the country will extend far past the infrastructure package itself; fixing the process will unleash long-term infrastructure investment in our country. 
  • See the chart President Trump referenced this week.

Health Care

  • The President remains committed to repealing and replacing Obamacare with a system that lowers costs and increases access to care.
  • To that end, the Trump Administration is continuing to engage with members of Congress.
  • For example, the Vice President met with members of the Tuesday Group.
  • Regular conversations are also taking place with members of the Freedom Caucus, and other stakeholders.
  • Obamacare is a disaster for the American people.
    • Just this week, the Des Moines Register announced Wellmark Blue Cross & Blue Shield, the “dominant health-insurance company” in Iowa, will stop selling individual policies on that state’s Obamacare exchange. 
      • This means the “more than 21,000 Iowans who bought health insurance policies from the company in the past three years will need to find another carrier.”
      • With this news, much of Iowa will only be covered by two other health insurance companies on the individual market, with no guarantee that either of those remaining companies will remain on the exchange for long.

Sharp Decline in the Number of Border Apprehensions

  • This week, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) reported a sharp decline in the number of individuals apprehended or deemed inadmissible along the Southwest border.
  • In March 2017, 16,600 individuals were apprehended or deemed inadmissible. This is a 35% decrease from February 2017, and a 61% decrease from January 2017, when President Trump took office. The decline represents a 64% decrease from the same month last year.
  • Today’s announcement of the dramatic drop in illegal southern border apprehensions demonstrates that the President’s commitment to securing our border and supporting law enforcement is already showing results.
  • Led by Secretary Kelly, the Trump Administration is expanding the border patrol, cracking down on sanctuary cities, and directing resources toward the construction of a southern border wall.
  • By achieving real results on illegal immigration, once again, President Trump is keeping his promises to the American people.

Manufacturers Survey Shows Growing Confidence in the Trump Economic Agenda

  • Last week at the White House, the National Association of Manufacturers released its Manufacturers’ Outlook Survey showing the highest level of optimism in 20 years.
  • This is the latest sign of the economic optimism this President and his policies are inspiring. Here’s more:
    • The Dow Jones Industrial Average is up over 12 percent since Election Day 2016.
    • The Weekly Gallup Economic Confidence Index turned positive shortly after the President’s election and has remained positive for 19 consecutive weeks.
    • The Business Roundtable’s CEO Economic Outlook Index recently jumped 19 points, the largest jump since 2009.
    • The National Association of Home Builders Confidence Index currently is at its highest level in 12 years.
    • The Gallup Small Business Index reflects the most optimistic small business owners have been since July 2007.
    • The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index recently soared to its highest level in more than 16 years.
    • The American Dream Index recently rebounded to 100.5, up from a 12-month low point in December, the final full month of the Obama administration.

Must-See: President’s Flow Chart on Red Tape and Bureaucracy

Want a good example of why bureaucracy and red tape stifle innovation, jobs, and growth? Well look no further than this flowchart, courtesy of the White House, which shows the permitting process for a federally-funded highway project. You can download it here

 

 

 

4. RECAP: Everything You Need to Know About the
Congressional Review Act (CRA)

 

Here is an updated list and summaries for the 15 House-passed CRAs. Want a live updating tracker? You can find it here. Also, see this resource, courtesy of the White House, which shows the progress on our CRA work. 


H.J.Res. 38 – Disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of the Interior known as the Stream Protection Rule. Nullifies the DOI’s Stream Protection Rule. Signed by President Trump.  we may amplify your efforts.


List of CRAs passed:

  1. H.J.Res.41 – Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of a rule submitted by the Securities and Exchange Commission relating to “Disclosure of Payments by Resource Extraction Issuers”. Nullifies a rule that was issued by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), which requires resource extraction companies who extract oil, natural gas, or minerals, to disclose payments made in connection with such extraction projects to foreign governments. Signed by President Trump. 
  2. H.J.Res. 40Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Social Security Administration relating to Implementation of the NICS Improvement Amendments Act of 2007.  Nullifies the rule submitted by the Social Security Administration (SSA) announcing it will share information with the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) on individuals who receive Disability Insurance benefits or Supplemental Security Income payments and meet five defined criteria. Signed by President Trump. 
  3. H.J.Res. 37 – Disapproving the final rule submitted by the Department of Defense, the General Services Administration, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration relating to the Federal Acquisition Regulation.  Nullifies a rule issued by DoD, GSA, and NASA on August 25, 2016 implementing Executive Order 13673, Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces.  Known colloquially as the blacklisting rule, it would require prospective federal contractors to disclose labor law violations and give agencies guidance on how to consider labor violations when awarding federal contracts. Signed by President Trump. 
  4. H.J.Res. 36 Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the final rule of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) relating to “Waste Prevention, Production Subject to Royalties, and Resource Conservation.”  Nullifies a rule that was issued by the BLM as it relates to “Waste Prevention, Production Subject to Royalties, and Resource Conservation.”
  5. H.J.Res. 44 – Disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of the Interior relating to Bureau of Land Management regulations that establish the procedures used to prepare, revise, or amend land use plans pursuant to the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976.  Nullifies the rule issued by the Department of the Interior to establish the procedures used to prepare, revise, or amend land use plans pursuant to the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA). Signed by President Trump. 
  6. H.J.Res. 58 – Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Department of Education relating to teacher preparation issues.  Nullifies the rule issued by the Department of Education imposing new standards on teacher education and preparation. Signed by President Trump.  
  7. H.J.Res. 57 – Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Department of Education relating to accountability and State plans under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965.  Nullifies the rule issued by the Department of Education to implement the accountability, data reporting, and state plan provisions of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Signed by President Trump.  
  8. H.J.Res. 42 – Disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of Labor relating to drug testing of unemployment compensation applicants.  Nullifies the rule issued by the Department of Labor defining the occupations eligible for drug testing of unemployment compensation applicants. Signed by President Trump.   
  9. H.J.Res. 66 – Disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of Labor relating to savings arrangements established by States for non-governmental employees.  Nullifies the rule issued by the Department of Labor on August 30, 2016, establishing a “safe harbor” from the Employee Retirement Income Security Act for government-run IRAs managed by states for private sector workers.  
  10. H.J.Res. 67 – Disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of Labor relating to savings arrangements established by qualified State political subdivisions for non-governmental employees.  Nullifies the rule issued by the Department of Labor on August 30, 2016, establishing a “safe harbor” from the Employee Retirement Income Security Act for government-run IRAs managed by states and certain political subdivisions for private sector workers.
  11. H.J.Res. 69 – Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the final rule of the Department of the Interior relating to Non-Subsistence Take of Wildlife, and Public Participation and Closure Procedures, on National Wildlife Refuges in Alaska.  Nullifies the rule issued by the Department of the Interior amending regulations for National Wildlife Refuges in Alaska that govern predator control and public participation and closure procedures. Signed by President Trump.  
  12. H.J.Res. 43 – Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the final rule submitted by Secretary of Health and Human Services relating to compliance with title X requirements by project recipients in selecting subrecipients.  Nullifies the rule issued by the Department of Health and Human Services relating to Title X family planning funds.  The rule blocks states from restricting Title X family planning funds to abortion providers. 
  13. H.J.Res. 83Disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of Labor relating to “Clarification of Employer’s Continuing Obligation to Make and Maintain an Accurate Record of Each Recordable Injury and Illness”.  Nullifies the rule issued by the Department of Labor on December 19, 2016 relating to the employer obligation to make and maintain accurate records of recordable injuries and illnesses, also referred to as the “Volks” rule. Signed by President Trump.
  14. S.J.Res. 34Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Federal Communications Commission relating to Protecting the Privacy of Customers of Broadband and Other Telecommunications.  Nullifies the rule issued by the Federal Communication Commission on December 2, 2016, that established specific privacy rules for broadband Internet Service Providers. Signed by President Trump.

 

 

 

5. There’s more! Here’s addt’l information about the FCC broadband privacy CRA:

Keep these resources in mind as you answer questions regarding the CRA to block duplicative FCC broadband rules. 

And don’t miss Obama’s own FTC Chairman talk about why he opposes the FCC privacy rules.See it here
 


 

“Protecting privacy... is important. It’s important to all of us. But the way in which the FCC tried to do it was deeply flawed. In fact my former agency, the FTC, wrote a comment, and at that time it was two Democrats and one Republican. It was a unanimous comment and it identified 27 separate flaws in the FCC’s draft proposal and it called the proposal not optimal, and not optimal is Washington speak for not good.” 

 

 

 

6. Committee Materials

 

 

 

Committee on Natural Resources District Workweek Spring 2017

The Republican-led Congress has acted aggressively to reverse executive overreach, repeal economically harmful rules, protect federalism and promote growth through a range of resolutions of disapproval under the Congressional Review Act (CRA). Below you will find the summary and status of CRA resolutions within the jurisdiction of the House Committee on Natural Resources.

Find the resource kit here.

 

 

 

 

 

Committee on the Budget April 2017 Recess Kit

The House Budget Committee has compiled this recess kit to assist your office in constructing press releases, social media, op-eds, and town hall presentations. This kit contains messaging materials on the fiscal outlook, President Obama’s economic legacy, and the failings of Obamacare, as well as a supplemental chart deck with slides from recent Member briefings.

Click here to access the recess kit.

Click here to access the chart deck

Note: The formatting of the chart deck may appear altered in Dropbox but will be correct once downloaded as a PowerPoint file.

A range of services and educational resources are available through the Committee to help your office understand the budget process. Please contact the Committee if you need additional resources or if we may be of service to you. 



 

 

 

 

 

Committee on Education and the Workforce Spring 2017 Resource Kit

Find the resource kit here, and don’t miss this note from the Chairwoman...

Dear Republican Colleague:

As Chairwoman of the Committee on Education and the Workforce, it is a pleasure to provide you and your staff with the Committee’s Spring 2017 Resource Kit. The kit reflects the important work we have already accomplished on behalf of students, parents, workers, employers, and taxpayers, including:

  • Reining in the federal role in education;
  • Rolling back flawed rules and regulations;
  • Advancing reforms that enhance support for at-risk youth; and
  • Promoting responsible solutions to expand access to affordable health care.

Thank you for your support of these efforts.

Last year, we promised to provide the American people “A Better Way,” a bold agenda that would tackle our nation’s toughest challenges. As this resource kit shows, the Committee continues to play an important role in moving that agenda forward. And we are just getting started.

Despite what has already been accomplished, there is more work to do. That is why the Committee will continue to promote responsible reforms and conservative solutions, including:

  • Reversing the failed policies of the last administration;
  • Strengthening career and technical education;
  • Helping hardworking Americans achieve better work-life balance; and
  • Ensuring a more efficient, effective, and accountable federal government.

On behalf of our colleagues on the Committee, we look forward to working with you as we continue to advance our positive agenda. This resource kit is intended to help you share with your constituents the great work we are doing on their behalf. Please do not hesitate to reach out to the Committee if we can assist you during this district work period. Thank you. 

Sincerely, 

Virginia Foxx
Chairwoman
Committee on Education and the Workforce

 

 

 

 

 

Committee on Financial Services

Courtesy of the Financial Services Committee, remember to use the following resources while back home: 

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