The Idea Lab

January 18, 2013 | ICYMI

The war on jobs and affordable energy is real and continues to pick up steam with a swarm of new regulations coming out of President Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency contributing to more mine closures and plant shutdowns across the country. Last week, we witnessed the latest round of victims in the war on coal, with Georgia Power Co.

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December 28, 2012 | ICYMI

Obamacare is a seriously flawed law that makes health care coverage less affordable, costs taxpayers more than advertised and fails to deliver on most of its other grand promises. Because of the results of the presidential election and the Supreme Court's decision last summer, repealing it during the next two years is highly unlikely.

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October 9, 2012 | Issue Post

When it comes to the future of electronic commerce, consumer trust and online privacy are “trending topics” that Americans care very deeply about.

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September 21, 2012 | Issue Post

Two weeks ago, the United States national debt surpassed $16 trillion. To put that into perspective, that is more than $50,000 per person in the U.S. To finance this overwhelming debt, the U.S. is borrowing roughly 40 cents of every dollar we spend, a good portion of it from foreign countries like China.

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September 21, 2012 | Issue Post

Today, the House will stand up for jobs and affordable energy and vote on H.R. 3409, the Stop the War on Coal Act. This legislative package is comprised of a series of bills aimed to stop the Obama administration’s regulatory assault on one of the nation’s most important sources of energy.

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September 20, 2012 | Issue Post

Last night, I stood on the House floor to speak up for children all across this country. I joined my colleague, Rep. Lois Capps (D-CA), to introduce H.R.

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