Speaker's Blog

Eight More Things About Yesterday’s Jobs Report

November 03, 2018

Yesterday’s jobs report was unquestionably positive: Wages rising, more Americans joining the labor force, and new jobs being created. It’s possible the Chicago Tribune said it best in an editorial out yesterday: “There are plenty of measures of American satisfaction and security, but having a job is fundamentally important. Growth creates prosperity.” … “In other words, everything positive starts with jobs.” Read More

15 Things About Today’s Jobs Report

November 02, 2018

Wall Street Journal columnist James Freeman wrote this week, “But as Republicans prepare to make their closing arguments to U.S. voters, GOP candidates can justly say that their policies have yielded exceptional results. The economic revival they promised in 2016 has come to pass.” Today’s jobs report certainly reflects that. Read More

‘Congress Takes on Opioids’

October 25, 2018

On Wednesday, President Trump signed into law a sweeping, comprehensive bill to address the opioid epidemic from all angles—healing communities, strengthening law enforcement tools, and reforming the way medicine is prescribed. Congress has been unwavering in its efforts to stem the tide of opioid addiction and abuse. Read More

Better Off Now Guide: Protecting Communities from Human Trafficking

October 19, 2018

“We are seeing results”: “Take human trafficking, one of the world’s fastest-growing crimes. This spring, Congress passed a law cracking down on websites that make it far, far too easy to sell women and children with impunity.” Read More

From 'The End of the World' to The Top

October 17, 2018

Things are changing, for the better. Read More