We do these five things in a meaningful way, we can reset the foundation of our economy for the next two or three generations. Provide a reliable stream of good-paying jobs. More stability and security, straight on through retirement.


Today, the House laid down another marker by passing the Federal Reserve Transparency Act (H.R. 24), a bipartisan bill that requires the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to conduct a full audit of the Federal Reserve within one year.

Now we just need Senate Democrats to quit ignoring this and address the issues the American people are most concerned about and that’s the economy and jobs.


The Child Care & Development Block Grant program has, for decades, helped millions of men and women meet the needs of work and family by providing low-income parents access to safe and affordable child care while they work or pursue education and job training opportunities.

“In contrast,” National Journal’s George Condon Jr. writes, “hardly a day goes by that House Speaker John Boehner doesn't send out a statement asking, ‘Where are the jobs?’”

Every day, as representative of Ohio’s Eighth District and as Speaker of the House, my focus is on building a stronger economy and preparing our kids and grandkids for the challenges and opportunities of the future. 

Senate Democrats are still saying “no” to dozens of good, common-sense jobs bills. They’re not even proposing their own ideas; they’re just focused on politics, wasting time on a quixotic constitutional amendment they know is going nowhere, a bill that inadvertently highlights their own hypocrisy, and legislation that will actually hurt jobs.

House Republicans are taking action this week on the Employee Health Care Protection Act (H.R. 3522), legislation that would allow workers to keep their health plans and preserve access to affordable options put off limits by ObamaCare.

Here in the House, we’ll continue to make their priorities our priorities. But instead of working with Republicans to help create jobs, Senate Democrats are focused on their partisan theatrics.


The Obama administration’s power grab spells trouble for farmers and small businesses owners, who could face steep costs and endless uncertainty under the new rule, and has sparked a bipartisan backlash in both Houses of Congress.

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