How the GOP Is Supporting Women in Small Business

It isn't easy to run a business. There are family pressures, and it can be stressful when you know that people are counting on you. It's a risk. It's hard work. But it's also rewarding and so worth the effort. My family owned and operated an orchard and fruit stand in Kettle Falls, Washington, and working alongside my brother and parents, I learned what it means to be a small business owner. ...more
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How Republican Women Have Been Trailblazers for America's Future

When I look at my young daughters, Grace and Brynn, I think of the limitless potential they will have as they grow into young women. Image: As they do, I hope my girls remember the strength, determination, and struggles of the women who came before them and paved the way....more
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The Average American Will Have to Work 137 Days This Year to Pay Their Share of Federal Spending

On April 15th, better known as ‘Tax Day,’ the American people reflect on the size of their tax burden and whether or not they’re receiving good value for their tax dollars.  This year, with the federal budget at $3.8 trillion, the budget deficit at $1.3 trillion, and with a host of new taxes taking effect on account of the health care bill, we have more reason than ever to be concerned about the impact that tax and spending policies are having on our economy and our freedom.  Today’s protest rallies in Eastern Washington and across America show growing frustration with President Obama and the Majority in Congress, and I share that frustration....more

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Congress Will Regret This Terrible Bill; The American People Deserved Better

Yesterday was a sad day in American history.  Despite the objections of the vast majority of Americans – many of whom travelled to Washington, DC this weekend to protest this dangerous bill – President Obama and Speaker Pelosi convinced enough House Democrats to bypass the will of the people and pass this unprecedented government takeover of America’s health care system. ...more

If you think that Obama is from the far far left, you are living in a cave.

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US AAA Credit Rating in Jeopardy

From today’s Bloomberg News: The U.S. has moved “substantially” closer to losing its  AAA credit ratings as the cost of servicing its debt rose, according to Moody’s Investors Service. ...more

I Introduce a Bill to Keep Kids Safe at School

On Wednesday, March 3, the US House of Representatives will consider a piece of legislation that is of great importance to all mothers, but especially to mothers who have children with special needs....more

Health Care Costs: Sweep Away the Smoke and Mirrors

At yesterday’s White House Health Summit, Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin explained how President Obama and Congressional Democrats are using smoke and mirrors to hide the true cost of their health care bill.  ...more

Republican Health Care Plan: Why More Consumer Choice Will Save Money

We as a nation are currently looking at cost drivers in health insurance and a big part of that is that people are not allowed to buy the insurance they want.  They are forced to either buy the insurance that their state legislators or state insurance commissioners think that they need, even though that may be much more expensive. ...more

I Head To The House Floor To Ask "Where Are The Jobs?"

Yesterday I went to the floor of the House to discuss the lack of job growth one year after the stimulus. A recent article by a Harvard economic professor says that over five years the Stimulus will result in $900 billion less in spending in the private sector to create $600 billion more in spending in the public sector. This is not a recipe to create the job growth our citizens are demanding....more