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What About the Country, Mr. President?

I recently released a new web video challenging President Obama to focus on the American people’s priorities after the release of yet another disappointing jobs report. Last Friday we learned that our economy lost 125,000 jobs in the month of

Ohioans Want Economic Recovery, Not the President's Job-Killing Agenda

President Obama is coming to Youngstown today to tout his administration’s recovery efforts, but its policies are only making matters worse in the Mahoning Valley. While it’s encouraging that the factory in Youngstown that the president will visit on Tuesday

Madame Speaker, Let Every Member Stand and Be Counted

We were elected to make tough choices, not run from them. On Thursday, House Democrats sparked widespread outrage by voting to authorize the use of the controversial “Slaughter Solution” to force amassive government takeover of health care through the House

ObamaCare and the 'Buzzsaw' of Opposition

Today, Sen. Mitch McConnell and I make our case against ObamaCare in the Wall Street Journal: A little over a year ago, when President Obama first took up health-care reform, Republicans reached out to him in the hopes of working

Breaking: House GOP Adopts Unilateral Ban on All Earmarks

This morning, the House GOP Caucus adopted a unilateral ban on all earmarks. For millions of Americans, the earmark process in Congress has become a symbol of a broken Washington. Today House Republicans took an important step toward showing the

Job-Sniffing GOP Bloodhound Ellie Mae is Still on the Jobs Hunt

Last summer, I released a web video targeting Washington Democrats’ trillion-dollar “stimulus” bill and asking “where are the jobs?” Today, on the one-year anniversary of President Obama signing the “stimulus” into law, job-sniffing GOP bloodhound Ellie Mae still hasn’t found

Make the Final Health Care Talks Public

Republicans are continuing to insist on behalf of the American people that any legislative negotiations pertaining to health care reform be made public. Today, Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-FL) is filing a discharge petition which, if signed by 218 Representatives, would

How Will Importing Dangerous Terrorists Make America Safer?

Today the Obama Administration is announcing it plans to import the terrorists held at the Guantanamo Bay prison – some of the most dangerous terrorists in the world – to the Thomson Correctional Center located outside Chicago, Illinois. This decision

Dems Vote to Allow Federal Funding for Corrupt ACORN

Last night, defying the will of a bipartisan majority of the House and Senate, Democrats voted to allow the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) to receive federal taxpayer dollars. In September, large Congressional majorities in both houses

America Needs More Jobs, Not More Debt

Last week, as the national debt topped $12 trillion for the first time in U.S. history, one influential policymaker said, “I think it is important, though, to recognize if we keep on adding to the debt … that at some

Five Common-Sense Steps to Change a Broken Congress

The American people have had it with “business as usual” in Congress. They are fed up with practices such as tucking special-interest provisions into bills behind closed doors, secretly changing bills without a vote, and passing bills no one has

The Fall of the Wall: A Resounding Victory for Freedom

The fall of the Berlin Wall marked a resounding victory for freedom and human dignity. On this day 20 years ago, a long-standing symbol of division and oppression crumbled under the weight of a revolution inspired by leaders whose faith