Some Democrats are decrying the inclusion of a common-sense Dodd-Frank reform in the FY 2015 Omnibus Appropriations bill – a bipartisan, House-passed reform that would protect manufacturers, farmers, ranchers, and Main Street businesses from onerous regulations that will hurt our economy.  Yet those same members, including former Financial Services Committee Chairman Barney Frank (D-MA) and current Committee Ranking Member

If implemented, it would also undercut our ability to use America’s energy boom to reset our country’s economic foundation, revitalize manufacturing, and put more Americans back to work.

According to presidential scholar Martha Joynt Kumar, as of July 2014, President Obama had done more than 800 interviews. At the same point in their presidencies, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton had done less than 300 and Ronald Reagan had done less than 400.

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. 

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.

Getting the truth for the American people isn’t just good government, it’s good for jobs and fostering solutions that will expand opportunity for all Americans.

The House is continuing to take action on the Republican Plan for Economic Growth & Jobs this week with a vote on the Preventing Government Waste and Protecting Coal Mining Jobs in America Act (H.R. 2824)

When low and middle income Americans have to cut back on groceries just to pay their heating bills, President Obama and Democrats in Washington have no excuse for standing in the way of more American energy.

This administration has been more focused on expanding the reach of Washington bureaucrats than expanding opportunity for hard-working Americans – and our economy is suffering for it.

House Republicans have consistently worked to advance the Plan for Economic Growth & Jobs, passing numerous bills to help the private sector grow and get more Americans back to work

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