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17 октября, 18:16

From 'The End of the World' to The Top

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Then (Better Off) Now “Get used to it: Economists see “new normal” of slow growth” (AP, 12/5/16) “U.S. Economic Confidence Stuck at Lower Level” (Gallup, 7/19/16) “Is the US economic recovery stuck in a rut?” (BBC, 7/7/16) “After 7 Years of Slow Growth, U.S. Now Sees More of Same” (The Wall Street Journal, 1/19/16) “Pelosi denounces GOP tax reform as 'armageddon' . . .the minority leader blasted Republicans for championing a tax proposal she equated to 'the end of the world.'” (The Hill, 12/4/17)  “Schumer says Republicans 'will rue the day' they voted for the tax bill” (The Washington Post)   “U.S. Is World’s Most Competitive Economy for First Time in a Decade. Country regains top spot in World Economic Forum rankings thanks to strong economic growth.” (The Wall Street Journal) “Consumer confidence surges in September to 18-year high, near all-time peak” (MarketWatch) “US workers see biggest pay, benefit increase in 10 years” (Fox Business) “U.S. Unemployment Rate Drops To 3.7 Percent, Lowest In Nearly 50 Years” (NPR) “Another great sign for the economy: Job openings hit an all-time high in August” (CNBC) “'I view this as the strongest labor market in a generation,' said Andrew Chamberlain, chief economist at the career site Glassdoor.” (The New York Times) MORE GOOD NEWS: Another Strong Week for the EconomyUnemployment Rate Falls to 49-Year LowThe Better Off Now Guide

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16 октября, 20:54

Better Off Now Guide: A Stronger Military

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Undoing years of military cuts was a top priority. We: → Gave our troops their biggest pay raise in 9 years → Fully funded the Pentagon → Addressed our military readiness crisis Sec. Mattis is getting what he needs to build a more agile, lethal 21st-century fighting force. pic.twitter.com/qGGeQDykmr — Paul Ryan (@SpeakerRyan) October 9, 2018 Restoring Military ‘Primacy’: “I am very confident that what the Congress has now done, and the president is going to allocate to us in the budget, is what we need to bring us back to a position of primacy,” Secretary Mattis said earlier this year on defense funding. 2.6:  The recent Defense funding bill gave U.S. troops a 2.6 percent raise—their biggest pay raise in nine years—recognizing the dedication of the more than 1.3 million active-duty troops.   Before: “Pentagon to cut spending by $78 billion, reduce troop strength” (The Washington Post, 1/7/11) After: “After years of devastating cuts, we’re now rebuilding our military like never before,” President Trump noted as he signed a $716 billion defense funding bill. “Every day our military was fighting for us, and now we’re fighting for you.” (The Washington Times, 8/13/18) … “For The First Time In A Decade, The Department Of Defense Begins New Fiscal Year With Funding In Place” (WTKR, 10/1/18)   When They Come Home: When service members come home, it is our duty to serve them. That’s why this Congress has made it a priority to provide adequate funding for the Defense Health Program, supporting troops, military families, and retirees. It’s also why months of work went into a bill to implement true reforms throughout the Veterans Affairs health care system—reforms that will finally restore the care of veterans to the front and center of the VA’s mission. The VA MISSION Act is now law, moving one step closer to a system where veterans receive the high-quality, timely care they have more than earned. A Better Way: Two years ago, Speaker Ryan and House Republican leaders promised to rebuild our military: “We offer a better way to give us the kind of military we need to do the job that we ask of our brave men and women serving in our military.” With the Defense Department fully funded on time for the first time in 10 years, and unprecedented resources dedicated to bolstering readiness, this is a promise delivered. Better Off Now: “We did not just undo military cuts. We wanted to equip our armed forces with the resources they needed to address a devastating readiness crisis. We moved from aging equipment and undertrained troops to a historic defense buildup…Secretary Mattis is getting what he needs to build a more agile, lethal 21st-century fighting force.” Better Off Now GuidePart 1: The Booming Economy

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15 октября, 17:52

The Better Off Now Guide

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Two years ago, @HouseGOP offered the country a unified, optimistic policy agenda—#ABetterWay. Today: → The unemployment rate is at 49-year low → Wages and benefits are up → 9/10 workers will see more take home pay America’s economy and its workers are #BetterOffNow. pic.twitter.com/BdCW7tIEtK — Paul Ryan (@SpeakerRyan) October 8, 2018 Throughout this week on Speaker.gov, we will be highlighting ways Americans are better off now, as Speaker Ryan discussed in a recent speech at the National Press Club. First up, the economy.The good times: “I view this as the strongest labor market in a generation. These really are the good times,” Andrew Chamberlain, chief economist at Glassdoor, said after the nation’s unemployment rate dropped to its lowest level since 1969.3 in 4: “Three in four voters rate both the national economy and their own local economy as very or somewhat good,” according to CBS News.Before: “Seven Years Later, Recovery Remains the Weakest of the Post-World War II Era” (The Wall Street Journal, 7/29/16)After: “The U.S. economy grew at a strong 4.2 percent annual rate in the April-June quarter, the best showing in nearly four years. Growth stayed on track to produce its strongest gain in more than a decade. . .” (CBS/AP, 8/29/18)What it’s all about: With broad and inclusive growth, more people are leaving their jobs voluntarily to find better ones. People with disabilities are finding more opportunities. Less experienced workers have their best shot at a job in years. “It makes me feel on top of the world,” said Jill Whitehead, who saw her summer job turn into a permanent one as part of the best job market in years. Overcoming the ‘yeah, but’s. Throughout this year, this economic turnaround has continued to defy the skeptics. There was the “but wages still lag” phase. Well, now wages and benefits are growing at their fastest rate in 10 years. There was the “but productivity still lags” phase. Well, now productivity is rising at its fastest rate in three years.A better way: Tax reform gets a lot of the attention, but we also delivered on financial reform to help unlock credit for small businesses and families, record regulatory relief to lift the tangle of red tape that was suffocating businesses, and long-overdue improvements to our nation’s infrastructure. Better off now: “Today, our country is turning the corner. American families are better off now. The economy is growing. At more than twice the rate two years ago. Wages and benefits are up, growing at their fastest rate in 10 years. Job openings are at a record high. Consumer confidence is near a record high. Productivity. Manufacturing. Retail sales. Home sales. All of these things are up. And, the nation’s unemployment rate has just dropped to a 49-year low.” Watch the clip.

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15 октября, 15:00

The Greatest Honor

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On his final visit overseas as Speaker of the House, Speaker Ryan spent time with our troops in Afghanistan to thank the men and women who continue to serve our country fighting the war against global terrorism. Joined by House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-TX), the speaker traveled to multiple bases located throughout the country. For Speaker Ryan, there is no greater honor than visiting our troops, saying: “These brave soldiers have served, many on repeat deployments, and America stands firmly behind them in our gratitude.” Here are seven photos from Speaker Ryan’s visit to our troops stationed in Afghanistan: 1. Equipment Demonstration – Troops stationed at Camp Shorab in the Helmand Province of Afghanistan show Speaker Ryan how to operate a piece of equipment. 10-11-18 at 08-25-52.jpg 2. Base Tour – Chairman Thornberry and Speaker Ryan are led by U.S. military officials on a tour of Camp Morehead near the Afghan capital of Kabul. 10-10-18 at 15-33-30.jpg 3. Bird’s-eye View – Speaker Ryan learns about U.S. military operations at Camp Morehead. 10-10-18 at 15-01-52-2.jpg 4. A Lesson in Aerial Systems – Speaker Ryan and Chairman Thornberry speak with the Task Force Southwest Marines about Counter-Unmanned Aerial Systems (C-UAS) at Camp Shorab. 10-12-18 at 15-55-37.jpg 5. On Wisconsin – Speaker Ryan takes a photo with two soldiers (and Wisconsinites) stationed with the Task Force Southwest at Camp Shorab. 10-10-18 at 20-29-38.jpg 6. Military Vehicle – Speaker Ryan learns about the operations of a High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) vehicle. 10-12-18 at 15-57-03.jpg 7. U.S. Special Forces – While visiting Camp Shorab, the speaker talks with a U.S. Special Forces Ranger. 10-10-18 at 02-59-32.jpg

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12 октября, 15:00

Speaker Ryan Visits U.S. Troops in Afghanistan

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KABUL, AFGHANISTAN—House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) has concluded a two-day congressional delegation (CODEL) visit to Afghanistan. He was joined by House Armed Services Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-TX). While in country, Ryan and Thornberry met with U.S. troops to thank them for their continued service and sacrifice, met with military and State Department officials to assess progress following the implementation of the president’s South Asia strategy, and met with senior Afghan and coalition officials. 10-11-18 at 18-17-10.jpg “For my last visit overseas as Speaker of the House and as a member of Congress, on behalf of our entire country, I wanted to thank the men and women who continue to sacrifice every day in the war against global terrorism,” Ryan said. “This conflict—the sacrifices being made—matter. These brave soldiers have served, many on repeat deployments, and America stands firmly behind them in our gratitude. “In addition to thanking our troops, assessing the conflict on-the-ground was important in informing the legislative branch. The future of Afghanistan will be written by their security services and I was heartened to hear of the progress that Afghan special mission units, including the Commandos, have made in degrading the threat of terrorism in their own country. They have suffered significant casualties and continue to persevere against a determined enemy. “After this visit, it is clear to me that the president’s South Asia strategy must be given an opportunity to succeed. Fighting terrorism in this region remains in our nation’s vital interest and it is clear the current momentum of our military campaign is underpinning our diplomatic efforts to set the conditions for reconciliation.” 10-11-18 at 18-17-30.jpg The delegation traveled to several locations in Afghanistan including Camp Morehead near the capital of Kabul, Camp Gamberi in the east, and Camp Shorab in the south. Ryan and Thornberry met with U.S. Ambassador John Bass, General Austin S. Miller, and Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani, among other U.S. and Afghan senior officials. Speaker Ryan’s visit comes just weeks after Congress passed, and the president signed into law, the first Department of Defense funding bill enacted on time in ten years. As part of a historic defense buildup, this legislation funds an increase in the size of our forces, upgrades our military infrastructure, and boosts our readiness capabilities. 10-11-18 at 18-17-34-2.jpg

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08 октября, 23:07

FULL TEXT: Speaker Ryan's Remarks at the National Press Club

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WASHINGTON—Today, in a speech at the National Press Club, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) discussed how Americans are "Better Off Now," highlighting the positive results delivered by Republican policies in contrast to the Democrats' vision for America. Below are Speaker Ryan's full remarks, as prepared for delivery: “Thank you, Andrea. It is great to be here this afternoon at the National Press Club. “One of the most valuable things we have in a democracy is the spirited exchange of ideas. “By celebrating the First Amendment, this organization plays a vital role in fostering civic dialogue—here and around the world. “Ideas are what drew me to this line of work. “I love taking an idea, putting it to paper, going through debate, tweaking and improving it, seeing it come to fruition—and most important of all—watching it improve people’s lives. “As we now enter the height of a political season, it is a good time to step back from the noise and reflect on where we are. “Two years ago, we faced a daunting challenge. Our nation was on the wrong path. “Our economy was still muddling through the worst recovery since the Great Depression. Our military was in the throes of a severe readiness crisis. Big challenges were going unmet. “So we as House Republicans offered the country a better way, an optimistic, detailed policy agenda. “And, we have delivered on that agenda. “Today, our country is turning the corner. American families are better off now. “The economy is growing. At more than twice the rate two years ago. “Wages and benefits are up, growing at their fastest rate in 10 years. “Job openings are at a record high. Consumer confidence is near a record high. “Productivity. Manufacturing. Retail sales. Home sales. All of these things are up. “And, the nation’s unemployment rate has just dropped to a 49-year low. “But there is more. “Through tax reform alone, nine out of 10 workers will see more take home pay. At least six million workers have received raises, bonuses, and better benefits. And people in at least 49 states are seeing lower utility bills. “Overall, 57 percent of Americans say things are going well in the country today. “This is great progress, but we did not set out just to clean up the mess. “We set out to build up the country’s resilience...to restore that sense of aspiration and opportunity that sets Americans apart. That is how we have delivered on big things. “We did not just cut taxes. We went from having one of the most burdensome tax codes in the industrialized world to one of the most competitive. “Through new opportunity zones, distressed areas will be able to draw in new investment for years, if not decades. With that investment comes revitalization and transformation for these communities.  “With an overhauled career and technical education system, it will be easier for students and workers to build their skills and find good jobs. “We did not just undo military cuts. We wanted to equip our armed forces with the resources they needed to address a devastating readiness crisis. We moved from aging equipment and undertrained troops to a historic defense buildup. “We recently gave the Pentagon a full year of higher military funding, on time for the first time in 10 years. And it comes with the biggest pay raise for our troops in nine years. “Secretary Mattis is getting what he needs to build a more agile, lethal 21st-century fighting force. “We did not just roll back red tape. We went from an administration that kept our resources under lock and key to putting America on a path to being a net energy exporter in the next five years. America is now the world’s leading oil producer too.  “All of these are great turnaround stories. “We have also taken on the challenges that hit closest to home.   “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. “Already, we are seeing results. Between April and July, there was a 62 percent reduction in advertising of this kind in North America. “Websites are shutting down, posting fewer ads and attracting fewer buyers. This is a solid step in the right direction. “We started implementing real reforms to the VA system, where not too long ago, patients—our veterans, our heroes—were dying while bureaucrats dithered. It was just sickening. “So this Congress has passed landmark reforms to hold VA officials accountable. We have improved community care programs and modernized the appeals process, so veterans will get better care when they need it. “And we have delivered a major expansion of the GI Bill. Veterans can now use their education benefits whenever they choose—no time limits. “Here, too, there are signs of progress. The VA recently announced it has surpassed its goals for the year on delivering appeals decisions for disability claims. We have a long way to go, but we are on the right track. “We have acted to make our schools safer, and we have stepped up the fight against MS-13, expanding resources for local law enforcement to curb gang activity. “And Congress has just sent to the president’s desk legislation to address the tide of opioid addiction. “This epidemic affects all of our communities, claiming the lives of roughly 115 people each day. “But this is not just about the numbers, as staggering as they are. It is likely you know someone or a family going through this. So you know how it is leeching the life out of so many people. “With this legislation, we are taking on the illicit and synthetic drugs making their way across our borders. We are expanding and creating new recovery centers, and improving access to treatment, putting our resources in the communities on the front lines. “There is more work to do, but this is the most significant congressional effort in history to fight a single drug crisis. And, we hope, it will save lives. “These are all big things we have delivered, big promises we have kept. And if you want to learn more about our record, I encourage you to visit better.gop. “This is the better way we offered the country two years ago: going bold, staying focused on the things people actually care about, pursuing policies that will improve people’s lives. “I know this approach seems fairly obvious, but it becomes more evident by the day that Democrats don’t see things this way.  “They have made it clear: their only response to the noise in Washington is more disorder, more chaos. Outrage has become their standard operating procedure.    “Instead of offering an alternative during the debate over tax reform, they said it would lead to ‘Armageddon.’ “Instead of welcoming or even acknowledging the benefits of tax reform, they dismissed it all as ‘crumbs.’ “We want to make tax cuts for individuals and families permanent. They want to repeal tax reform—and raise taxes on hardworking Americans. “How much? That’s the thing, they won’t say. You have to wonder how that uncertainty feels for a family counting on an expanded child tax credit, or a small business finally getting some real relief. “While we have worked to secure our borders, Democrats actually want to abolish the agency responsible for enforcing our laws and keeping us safe. “And while we have worked to lower health care costs, Democrats propose to abolish our health care system as we know it. And it is the best representation of how far today’s Democratic Party has gone off the rails. “Now Democrats call it ‘Medicare for All,’ because it sounds good, but in reality, it actually ends Medicare in its current form. “It ends private insurance altogether, including for the roughly 180 million Americans who count on coverage through their employer. “Everyone—no matter how much you like your plan—would have their plan taken away.Instead, you will be put into a government-run plan where you will have no say in the cost or the coverage. “Obamacare meant fewer choices. ‘Medicare for All’ means no choices, no competition. “How much do you get charged for this? “A nonpartisan study found that single-payer would cost the government a whopping $32.6 trillion over 10 years. “Just to put that in perspective, we could double all federal taxes—yours, mine, families, businesses, everyone’s—and still not be able to pay for this. “The only way to control costs would be to ration care, and restrict access to doctors and treatments. All of these decisions would be made in Washington. “Even after the failures of Obamacare, this is the direction the Left wants to take our country. “Taxpayers paying more to get less. Fewer choices, if any choices at all. Poorer quality of care. All while having the government control this huge part of our lives. “A single-payer system is a singularly bad idea. “It all brings to mind what Margaret Thatcher once described as the problem with socialism: ‘Eventually, you run out of other people’s money.’ “And it just shows how today’s Democratic Party has gone further left to the fringes, and further back to discredited ideas. “We don’t do these jobs to be fashionable, or to be popular. No one understands that better than me. “We do this to improve people’s lives. We do it by thinking about the long haul—not by making false promises, and pedaling shortcuts that are only dead ends. “We don’t just try to clean up the mess, we set out to build something better. “So we have planted the pillars of a confident America. “An economy on the move again. The best military in the world. Workers back on the path of life, communities back on the rise. “Improving people’s lives. That’s what it comes back to for me. That’s what it has always been about for me. “Thank you for being here. I look forward to taking your questions.”

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05 октября, 22:07

Now Law: Longest FAA Reauthorization Since 1982

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WASHINGTON—House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) released the following statement upon President Trump’s signing of bipartisan legislation to reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration: “The blueprint for a safer, more modern aviation system—something so important to everyone—is now law of the land. This legislation promotes America’s competitiveness from start to finish. It reforms the federal government’s disaster response to better help communities both prepare for and deal with natural disasters, and gives more resources to areas still rebuilding after recent storms. Through the BUILD Act, it also paves a new path for American investment in global infrastructure, countering China’s influence in global development. I am glad to see this legislation enshrined into law.”

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05 октября, 16:46

Unemployment Rate Falls to 49-Year Low

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WASHINGTON—Upon release of the Bureau of Labor Statistics monthly jobs report, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) issued the following statement: “Unemployment has just hit its lowest point in nearly 50 years. It has been Republicans’ focus to help create an economic environment full of opportunities through pro-growth policies like tax reform—and now, we’re seeing more jobs available than people without one. This is yet another encouraging sign for those seeking a job today in America.” NOTE: Speaker Ryan will be giving a speech Monday, October 8 at the National Press Club at 4 p.m. ET. He will highlight the positive results delivered by the Republican agenda during this Congress.

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04 октября, 19:44

Another Strong Week for the Economy

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“Remarkably positive outlook”: That was Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell yesterday on the state of the American economy. He went on to say, “a wide range of data on jobs and prices supports a positive view,” and “many forecasters are predicting that these favorable conditions are likely to continue.” Here are a few numbers from this week that show this positive economic momentum is continuing to reach workers and consumers: 17 years: Consumer sentiment just hit a fresh 17-year high, as measured by the Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index. This was the fourth-straight increase in confidence, and consumers also expressed positivity about their own personal finances, with that figure reaching an eight-week high. The improvements are driven by a great job market and continued economic growth. $720.89 billion: It may be a little early to be breaking out our Christmas lists—but this week did bring news that consumers are expected to spend more this holiday season. That’s according to a forecast from the National Retail Federation (NRF) which shows the strong economy will boost holiday sales growth by 4.3-4.8 percent this year, reaching as high as $720.89 billion. NRF Chief Economist Jack Kleinhenz said, “The combination of increased job creation, improved wages, tamed inflation and an increase in net worth all provide the capacity and the confidence to spend.” The forecast also included expectations for retailers to hire between 585,000 and 650,000 seasonal workers. 8,000: The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits dropped by 8,000 to 207,000 last week, hitting near the lowest level in almost half a century. As Reuters noted, the figure pointed “to sustained labor market strength, which should continue to underpin economic growth.” 2.3 percent: Made in America is back: Factory orders for U.S.-made goods increased by their largest amount in 11 months in August. The rise was spurred by demand for American-made aircraft. The manufacturing sector has continued to beat expectations, experiencing a resurgence in this economic climate—this latest number is no different. Make no mistake: This type of economic growth—the kind that lifts industries out of a rut and reaches families—was at the front and center of House Republicans’ agenda over the past two years. These are the priorities that deliver results and help make Americans better off.

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02 октября, 17:33

Scenes From September

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Underreported news→ Congress delivered several big, bipartisan wins this month that will make a real difference in people’s lives. It’s not the flashy stuff that makes the headlines, but during September, Congress funded 75% of domestic government by the end of the fiscal year—for the first time since 2007. This included fully funding our national security, the largest pay raise for our troops in nine years, historic resources to fight the opioid epidemic, resources for Hurricane Florence relief, and major upgrades to America’s aviation system. Additionally, the Music Modernization Act—a big win for songwriters, artists, and sound engineers—is off to the White House to become law. Here are seven behind-the-scenes photos that capture some of the smaller moments from September: 1.  Wiskonsan – Speaker Ryan shows constituents a map of Wisconsin from 1844 (when it was the territory of Wiskonsan) that hangs in his conference room while giving the group an office tour. 09-04-18 at 14-36-18.jpg ​2.  Growing Economy – With an audience full of Capitol Hill reporters, Speaker Ryan discusses the growing economy before fielding questions. 09-06-18 at 11-41-17.jpg 3.  V(I)P Meeting – Vice President Pence stops by the office to meet with Speaker Ryan following meetings in the Senate. 09-05-18 at 14-37-49.jpg 4.  Army Fellows – Each year, dozens of women and men from our military complete fellowships on Capitol Hill. Speaker Ryan meets with this year’s group of Army fellows serving in the House. 09-13-18 at 11-34-06.jpg 5.  Reagan Institute – Speaker Ryan participates in a Q&A with National Review’s Editor Rich Lowry at an event marking the launch of The Ronald Reagan Institute in Washington, DC. 09-13-18 at 14-46-26.jpg 6.  Budget Reforms – Speaker Ryan meets with House Budget Committee Chairman Steve Womack (R-AR) to discuss the work of the Joint Select Committee on Budget and Appropriations Process Reform. The select committee was formed to fix Congress’s broken budget and appropriations process. 09-06-18 at 10-40-31.jpg 7.  Milwaukee Night – At an event highlighting the contributions of the Milwaukee Region to the strength of our economy, Speaker Ryan shares a Miller Lite with a fellow Wisconsinite. 09-12-18 at 18-16-59_edited.png Tags: PhotosOpioidsMilitaryNational Securitymusicdisaster reliefinfrastructureaviationgovernment fundingappropriationsEconomy

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01 октября, 17:01

Statement on Trade Agreement with Mexico, Canada

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WASHINGTON–House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) issued the following statement after the Trump administration announced it had reached a new trilateral trade agreement with Mexico and Canada.  “The United States benefits when all three countries are held to the high standards laid out in Trade Promotion Authority. That’s why I’m pleased that the Trump administration succeeded in bringing Canada into the fold to reach a trilateral agreement. I look forward to reviewing the text of the agreement, particularly the dairy provisions, and engaging with members and stakeholders on the details.”

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29 сентября, 18:37

Music to Your Ears

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Can you believe that Congress just passed something unanimously? Music has a way of bringing people together. If you have ever listened to music on services like Pandora, Spotify, and Apple Music, then you can appreciate how much of a no-brainer the Music Modernization Act is. Now more than ever, we rely on the internet to discover new artists and listen to our favorite hits, but the way songwriters get paid has been stuck in the past because of a copyright system that has gone unchanged for decades. With the Music Modernization Act, songwriters, artists, and sound engineers will finally receive fair market value when their songs are played. The Senate passed it. The House passed it. And now, with Speaker Ryan's signature, it heads to the White House to become law. From today's headliners to the next generation of not-yet-discovered songwriters, it's a big deal for music creators. Soon they'll be back in charge of their own work and will get paid what they deserve. No matter your musical preferences, that is (quite literally) music to your ears. To learn more about the Orrin G. Hatch-Bob Goodlatte Music Modernization Act from the man (and songwriter!) whose name is on the legislation, click here, or watch the video below. Outdated music licensing laws may be preventing great music from ever being written Hatch and @LamarAlexander, feat. @SenBobCorker, @ChrisCoons , @SenatorDurbin, @SenatorIsakson, @SenDougJones and @SenWhitehouse have a bill to ensure songwriters get PAID#StandWithSongwriters pic.twitter.com/tQJKgHFEvk — Senator Hatch Office (@senorrinhatch) January 24, 2018