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February 23, 2012 E-Newsletter

Dear Friends,

This past summer, Congress took serious steps toward addressing the nation’s skyrocketing national debt.  After weeks of tough negotiations, we reached an agreement that would begin to take us in the right direction – cutting over $900 billion immediately and forming a Super Committee to find an additional $1.2 trillion in cuts.

February 10, 2012 E-Newsletter

Dear Friends,

By now, most of us have received our W-2 forms in the mail.  It is an annual reminder of how complicated our tax code is. It is also a reminder of all the tax cuts that Congress has to extend this year. 

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February 3, 2012 E-Newsletter

Dear Friends,

Since January 2011, the House has focused on chipping away at the new health care law, reducing regulations on business, and passing legislation that creates an environment that is better for job creators.  Just this past week, extended the freeze on federal employee and Congressional pay for the third year in a row – saving an estimated $26 billion. 

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January 13, 2012 E-Newsletter

Dear Friend,

This week I travelled to Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates. I met with key foreign officials about the ongoing nuclear threat from Iran, continuing violence in Syria, Islamic extremism, and the best way to confront all these challenges together with our friends on the Arabian Peninsula. 

January 6, 2012 E-Newsletter

Dear Friends,

Back when President Obama appointed an army of czars, I wrote to you about the overreach by this administration.  This week, the President made another major overreach that you should be aware of. 

December 23, 2011 E-Newsletter

Dear Friend,

For those of you who are trying to figure out what all the last-minute payroll tax cut negotiations were about, here it is: 

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December 16, 2011 E-Newsletter

Dear Friend,

When Republicans gained control of the House of Representatives in 2010, we made a commitment to cut federal spending.  I am pleased to report that for the second year in a row, Congress has cut spending.  In fiscal year 2012, the federal government will spend $6 billion less than fiscal year 2011.  

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