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Cotton ‘Reminds’ Democrats the Obamacare Individual Mandate Is a Tax

      BY: Charles Russell  / the Washington Free Beacon Sen. Tom Cotton (R., Ark.) on Wednesday responded to Democrats who are criticizing the Senate ...

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Think Tank Retracts Report Saying GOP Tax Bill Benefits Wealthy

White House says analysis did not take into account economic growth factors like jobs and wages House Speaker Paul Ryan looks ...

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Assessing PA's Tax Collections & Economy

Guest Post by Colin McNickle View this email in your browser Assessing PA's Tax Collections & Economy By Colin McNickle Senior Fellow and Media Specialist ...

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Barletta Continues to Seek Solutions on Growing Flow of Opioids from Canada

Barletta Continues to Seek Solutions on Growing Flow of Opioids from Canada  WASHINGTON – This week, Congressman Lou Barletta (PA-11) participated ...

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Smucker Leads Freshman Members Calling for USTR to Update Congress on NAFTA Negotiations

For Immediate Release: November 14, 2017   Smucker Leads Freshman Members Calling for USTR to Update Congress on NAFTA Negotiations   Washington, D.C. – U.S. ...

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Letter to the Editor from Rep. Knowles

    Representative Jerry Knowles 124th District Pennsylvania House of Representatives   RepKnowles.com / Facebook.com/RepKnowles   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 16, 2017   Setting the Record Straight: Plan to Reduce the Size of the ...

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Weekly Session Wrap-Up

In this Edition: Protections for Senior Citizen Drug Assistance Sent to Governor Other Bills Sent to Governor Senate Unanimously Passes ...

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Trump is the target after Roy Moore

  By Cliff Kincaid at Renew America There's a reason why President Trump says that the fate of Senate candidate Roy ...

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Fatal Flaw in Moore Accuser’s Only Piece of Evidence May Be Fake Signature

BY BEN MARQUIS /Conservative Tribune Alabama’s former chief justice and current Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore has been under heavy fire from the mainstream ...

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Stepson of Roy Moore Accuser Calls Story a Lie, “I’ve Known the Woman”

BY KIM SMITH /Conservative Tribune Alabama senatorial candidate Judge Roy Moore has suffered a barrage of attacks from Democrats, including sexual assault accusations. On ...

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CAGW Names Rep. Charlie Dent October Porker of the Month

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Today, Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) named Rep. Charlie Dent (R-Pa.) its October Porker of the Month for his efforts to allow the wasteful Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank to function with limited accountability.

The Ex-Im Bank is an independent government agency that was founded in 1934 to help encourage U.S. exports.  The bank provides taxpayer-backed direct loans, guarantees, and export credit insurance, which totaled $12.4 billion in fiscal year (FY) 2015.

Rep. Dent called Ex-Im, “an important job creation tool of the United States” in a lengthy defense of the bank in an August 12, 2016, Lebanon Daily News op-ed.  But, Rep. Dent is failing to tell his constituents the inconvenient fact that 64 percent of Ex-Im Bank financing is directed to just 10 giant, highly profitable corporations,

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