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Sep 1, 2014

Labor Day


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I would like to give a special thanks to all the small-business owners and workers, emergency personnel, and everyone else whose jobs don’t ever take a day off.

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Aug 29, 2014

Local veteran presented with five medals by Congressman Kevin McCarthy


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During the Honor Flight fundraising event today, one local veteran was presented with five medals by Congressman Kevin McCarthy that earned during his service in WWII.

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Aug 29, 2014

Thank You to Our Service Academy Students


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Every year, a few dedicated students from Kern County and across the country head to service academies in order to prepare for careers in the armed forces. Even at this young age, these students are committing themselves to keeping America safe by serving their fellow citizens in the Navy, Marines, Air Force, Army, and Coast Guard.

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Aug 29, 2014

Cost of Living Outpaces Wages


One of the reasons people are still hurting in the Obama economy is that for everyone but the highest wage earners, earnings are down. Meanwhile, inflation means that prices are going up. That means hardworking Americans have less money to spend on items like clothing, food, and housing that are getting more and more expensive.

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Aug 29, 2014

Surprise! Healthcare.gov Still Isn’t Working


Almost a year after the rollout, Healthcare.gov is still broken. In order to prevent fraud, we must have proper verification. It's impossible to do that if website doesn't even work. This is just the latest example why this fall Congress will work to ensure as many people as possible have an exit ramp from Obamacare.

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Aug 27, 2014

Higher Food Prices Set to Hit All Families


According to a recent Wall Street Journal article, this fall families all across the country will start to feel “sticker shock” – and we’re not talking about Obamacare. This spike in food costs has gotten so bad that it will hit Americans across the economic spectrum hard, experts report.

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Aug 27, 2014

As College Students Head Back to School, Youth Debt and Unemployment Remain High


Come September, America’s best and brightest will be heading back to college campuses to kick of the new school year. Unfortunately, they could be in a rude awakening after graduation when student loans come due. According to the Project on Student Debt, 7 in 10 college seniors who graduated last year had an average student…

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Aug 26, 2014

We Need a Long-Term Solution for the VA


A recently released IG report shows there are still 1,800 veterans in Phoenix who requested appointments but will have to wait at least 90 days for care. The President has a great opportunity here to work with Congress and enact long-term solutions for the VA’s problems.

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Aug 26, 2014

The Back to School Price Tag


With the economy still stuck in the mud and costs continuing to rise, it’s getting harder and harder to raise children. With kids starting to go back to school, the cost of education is on everybody’s mind. According to the Department of Agriculture, a middle-income family can now expect to pay over $245,000 to raise…

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Aug 25, 2014

Back to School Choice


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As kids across America prepare to head back to school this week, their fresh faces and eagerness to learn remind us all of the transformative power of education. Good schools and hardworking students fuel the American Dream each and every generation.