AFP Analysis of RSC Jobs Legislation

By Tom Fletcher The Republican Study Committee (RSC) has put together a jobs bill package that contains many pro-growth policies dealing in four categories:  Labor, Deregulation, Energy, and Access to Capital. The items in the bill outline represent either RSC member’s initiatives or bills that have been introduced and/or passed as legislation. Looking closer at […]

The “Botched” Implementation of Common Core

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By Wesley Coopersmith The Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare, is not the only piece of legislation President Obama and his administration has fumbled the football on. According to Dennis Van Roekel, the president of the National Education Association (NEA), the rollout of new Common Core academic standards has been “completely botched” in multiple […]

Competing Visions Over Emergency Unemployment Insurance in Congress

By Thomas Fletcher Under the leadership of Majority Leader Harry Reid, liberals in the Senate pulled out all the stops this past week to try to pass legislation extending recently-expired Emergency Unemployment Compensation without offsetting spending cuts. Senate Republicans held firm in refusing to vote for any extension proposal that did not include spending offsets. […]