"You Asked and We Listened"
In this week's address, Rep. Martha Roby speaks about the Working Families Flexibility Act of 2013, which the House passed this week. This common-sense legislation modernizes outdated government regulations by giving hourly wage workers in the private sector the freedom to receive time off instead of cash wages for overtime work as they choose. Meeting the demands of both work and family is never easy, but because of this bill, hardworking Americans will have more flexibility to better balance their time between both. House Republicans are committed to helping you make the most of your time as we work to grow our economy and create more jobs for all Americans.
This week's Conference One-Minute of the Week comes from Rep. Diane Black of Tennessee, who provided her personal perspective as a working mother while speaking in support of the Working Families Flexibility Act of 2013.
This week's Conference One-Minute of the Week comes from Rep. Ann Wagner of Missouri, who called attention to the politically-motivated flight delays being felt by travelers at airports all across America. Published 4/26/2013
In this week's address, Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-IN) discusses the disappointing facts in President Obama's budget: a tax increase on middle-class families, hundreds of billions of dollars added to the national debt, and never achieving balance. Americans don't need another tax increase, especially with April 15th around the corner. House Republicans have a solution to reign in wasteful spending and simplify our tax code with a balanced budget:http://GOP.gov/budget
In this week's address, Rep. Martha Roby (R-AL) discusses the devastating cuts in President Obama's sequester, due to take effect March 1st. The House has passed two replacement plans with responsible spending cuts, and the President and Senate Democrats have yet to offer a serious replacement. It's time Washington Democrats work with us the replace the President's damaging sequester.
Congresswoman Susan Brooks (R-IN) gives an update on our efforts to get our economy moving again and the importance of having a budget.
Tue, Jan 29, 2013 by Kerry Healey
At the first formal gathering of the Republican National Committee since the party’s electoral defeat in November 2012, GOP standard-bearer, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, argued that we must “recalibrate the compass of conservatism” away from Washington budget issues, but showed no inclination toward ideological retreat: “We do not need to change what we believe as conservatives — our principles are timeless.”
Fair enough. No one should expect Republicans to change their core beliefs just because some of those ideas make them unpopular with Democrats. As Jindal observed, liberals already have a party. Nor would any principled Republican be expected to abandon his or her beliefs out of political expedience.
Nonetheless, given the growing importance of minority voters, the increased acceptance of same-sex marriage and liberalized marijuana laws among politically-engaged younger voters, and the GOP’s cringe-inducing collective mismanagement of women’s issues during the last election cycle, Republicans will need to change something or accept permanent status as the underdog party in national elections. And as Democrats seek to make their national dominance permanent by capturing Hispanic-heavy Republican bastions like Texas and swing states like Florida, Republicans are going to have to get over any change-resistant squeamishness in short order.
Ann Scott spoke with the Times in the Florida room of the Governor’s Mansion, a sunny space with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking a brick patio and lush garden. The room, added by Gov. Bob Graham in 1985, is one of Scott’s favorites, she said.
Tampa Bay Times
By Katie Sanders, Times Staff Writer
In Print: Monday, January 14, 2013
TALLAHASSEE — Ann Scott stepped up to the microphone in a tangerine dress, her blond hair curled in at her shoulders, flags of her country and state behind her.
Gov. Rick Scott's wife, 60, petite and put-together, looked the part of Florida's first lady.
Was she ready to act it?
Nearly a year and a half after her husband was elected, Ann was finally about to give her first solo news conference. She needed to say a few words at Tallahassee's largest hospital about a campaign she championed to distribute baby journals to new moms.
A month earlier, she had declined an interview with the Tampa Bay Timesthrough her aide, who said she was flattered but "notwithstanding her husband's election to statewide office, she wants to try to maintain as private a life as she can."
Now she was standing in front of people with cameras and questions. It was everything she begged her husband not to make her do.
Ann wanted her husband to be governor. But she wasn't at all sure she wanted to be first lady.
Article by: RACHEL E. STASSEN-BERGER, Star Tribune
Updated: January 5, 2013 - 9:58 PM
The 3-year-old group focuses on getting fiscal conservatives elected - and there's no litmus test on social issues.
Nearly hidden in a suburban strip mall in Maple Grove is a small, one-person office that Jennifer DeJournett hopes will birth a movement.
Voices of Conservative Women, three years old and with a shoestring budget this year of $40,000, is aiming to set itself up as a conduit for getting fiscally conservative women into office. There is no litmus test on social issues. Instead, the group focuses on candidates who believe in limited government, responsible budgets and free-market principles.
So far, Voices is little more than a startup. But in a year that saw dismal results for a state Republican Party that lost control of the House and Senate, Voices could boast a 70 percent success rate for the dozen women they helped launch into office.
"In a year when Republicans were getting decimated ... Republican women, they did their job," DeJournett said.
My diagnosis with breast cancer has been one of my toughest teachers. As I’ve traveled the country throughout this campaign, I’ve found that I’m far from alone in this feeling. In fact, one of the opportunities I value most about this election is the chance it has given me to join other survivors in their efforts to raise awareness about this difficult disease.
As the prevalence of pink serves to remind us, October is breast cancer awareness month. On October 20, I was honored to participate in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk in Florida. As I know from my own experience with breast cancer, prevention and early detection could not be more important. For many women, early detection makes all the difference—it’s truly a life-saver.
I was fortunate enough to receive my diagnosis before the disease was very far along. And because of that, my cancer was treated successfully. Not everyone in my family has been so fortunate. My great-grandmother lost her life in her battle with breast cancer. And both my mother and grandmother lost their lives to ovarian cancer.
The struggle that is cancer has touched my life and those of so many other women. The American Cancer Society estimates that one out of every eight women will face breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. It’s hard to overstate the critical role of regular mammograms and clinical breast exams in becoming a survivor instead of a statistic.
For some young women, concerns about breast cancer may seem a world away. But it doesn’t matter whether you’re a mother raising a family, a young person starting your career, or balancing both those acts at the same time. It doesn’t matter if you’re young, old, or somewhere in between. Breast cancer can affect us all. And quite simply, the stakes are too high to not be vigilant about your health.
It’s been a humbling experience to share my story with women across America and hear them open their hearts to me about their battles with the disease.
My own trial with breast cancer, as well as my ongoing struggle with multiple sclerosis, has taught me several important lessons. And these lessons are not simply about myself but also about those I love. Following my diagnosis, my husband, Mitt, stood by my side without reservation. He has been my steady champion.
I believe this speaks volumes about his character—and about why he’s running for president. For him, it’s about giving back to his country in order to make things better for people, for our fellow citizens. He wants to ensure that all Americans have access to the quality health care they need. And he also wants to ensure that women have the economic opportunities they deserve.
Because the fact of the matter is that women across the country are struggling. Some are facing medical battles. Others are struggling to find work in this tough economy. Others are slipping into poverty, trying to keep food on the table for their kids. For women, these trials often come at inconvenient times or all at once.
I’m moved by their stories of selflessness and compassion. They reinvigorate my commitment to raising awareness about breast cancer and the host of struggles too many women are facing in America today. I’m both grateful and humbled to have the opportunity to participate in this effort.
RNC Co-Chairman Sharon Day was up in New Hampshire this past Super Saturday, July 7th to energize volunteers and to discuss just why it is so important we elect Mitt Romney and the Republican ticket this November.
Sharon first stopped by the New Hampshire Victory office in Bedford to speak to volunteers and to reinforce just how important phone calls and door knocking are.
She also sat down with a group of women who are elected officials and community leaders around New Hampshire at Theo’s Restaurant in Manchester.
Team New Hampshire needs your help to win in November.