So don’t take the bait. Don’t play their game. Don’t give them a win by default. Put together a positive agenda, and take it to the American people. Give people the choice they are yearning for. And if next year, this House can say we have done that, then we will have done our job. Then the people will know that we stand for a more prosperous, a more secure, a more confident America. And the rest? Well, the rest will be up to the people—as it should be.
“We’re a pro-market party—we need to be a pro-market party. That means we believe in free enterprise, equal opportunity, equal rules, open entry into marketplaces, and not having big business and big government join in a common cause to rig the rules and erect barriers to entry against their would-be competitors."

The WOTUS rule, put forward by the same agency responsible for this summer’s epic environmental disaster in the Animus River, is a raw and tyrannical power grab.

Today’s vote shows there is bipartisan agreement that modernizing our energy policy in this way will increase workers’ incomes and benefit their families, create jobs, lower gas prices, and strengthen our economy.

I hope that the House will work together in a bipartisan fashion this week to lift that ban, and to start creating more jobs here in our country.

Because of recently-enacted Trade Promotion Authority, the American people have the chance to closely review this agreement and Congress must ensure it meets the highest standards before moving forward.

If we make that our focus, we can continue to get things done for the people we serve.

We’ll continue advancing solutions that address Americans’ top priorities, and the president ought to work with us to get more of these bipartisan, common-sense initiatives signed into law.

We can’t preserve the American Dream, Speaker Boehner says, unless we get serious about solving our spending problem.

Lifting the ban would offer new markets for U.S. oil and mean fewer layoffs. ... This should be an easy win for jobs and U.S. global influence.

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