Weekly addresses: White House, GOP push for economic growth
January 18th, 2014
06:00 AM ET
9 months ago

Weekly addresses: White House, GOP push for economic growth

(CNN) - Both sides homed in on the economy Saturday in their weekly addresses.

While President Barack Obama promoted his 2014 strategy to take action on helping the middle class - touting his trip to North Carolina this week and pushing for a revival in America’s manufacturing sector - Rep. Marlin Stutzman, R-Indiana, called on the President to urge the Democratic-controlled Senate to take up a House-approved jobs bill.

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Weekly addresses: Obama, Sen. Cochran look ahead in 2014
January 11th, 2014
12:47 PM ET
9 months ago

Weekly addresses: Obama, Sen. Cochran look ahead in 2014

Washington (CNN) – This year will be a year of change, according to President Obama and Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Mississippi.

In separate weekly addresses, both promised action on what they consider the most important issues the country faces - the economy and Obamacare, respectively.
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GOP congressman urges Senate to pass children’s cancer bill
January 4th, 2014
11:07 AM ET
10 months ago

GOP congressman urges Senate to pass children’s cancer bill

Updated 1:00 p.m. ET, 1/8/2014

Washington (CNN) - Rep. Gregg Harper, R-Mississippi, urged his Senate colleagues to pass the bipartisan Gabriella Miller Kids First Research Act in the GOP's weekly address Saturday.

The legislation, which passed the House in December, would take $126 million in federal money set aside over 10 years for political conventions and apply it to pediatric research. Harper co-sponsored the legislation with Democrat Rep. Peter Welch of Vermont.
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GOP weekly address: Happy holidays to the military
December 24th, 2013
06:00 AM ET
10 months ago

GOP weekly address: Happy holidays to the military

(CNN) – Republican Sen. Jim Risch of Idaho asked revelers Tuesday in the GOP weekly address to remember the men and women of the military in their holiday celebrations.

"As we reach for one of those gifts under the tree and untie a bow, I encourage all of us to remember the bountiful and most prized gifts we enjoy-the gifts of freedom and worship," Risch said.
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Weekly Addresses: White House, GOP express thanks, indebtedness to troops over holiday
November 28th, 2013
06:00 AM ET
11 months ago

Weekly Addresses: White House, GOP express thanks, indebtedness to troops over holiday

(CNN) – As Americans celebrate Thanksgiving, President Barack Obama and the GOP expressed gratitude on Thursday to members of the military serving overseas during the holiday.

Sen. Lindsey Graham, a South Carolina Republican and a member of the Armed Service Committee, said the celebrations are a reminder to be grateful for life’s basic comforts and the nation should remember those unable to make it home for the holiday.
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GOP Weekly address: Obamacare promise is 'consumer fraud'
November 16th, 2013
06:00 AM ET
11 months ago

GOP Weekly address: Obamacare promise is 'consumer fraud'

(CNN) – Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wisconsin, blasted President Barack Obama's now infamous "keep your healthcare" pledge on Saturday in the GOP's weekly address.

"Millions of Americans are coming to realize that those are your tire tracks on their cancelled policies," Johnson said about the President, arguing that it's "obvious that you didn't inadvertently misspeak when you promised Americans they can keep their doctors and health plans."
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GOP Senator hammers Obamacare in weekly address
November 2nd, 2013
01:25 PM ET
12 months ago

GOP Senator hammers Obamacare in weekly address

(CNN)–Senator Dan Coats of Indiana delivered the GOP weekly address on Saturday, further stressing his party's concerns about Obamacare one month after the disasterous launch of Healthcare.gov.

"Too many Americans still cannot even access the online exchanges," said Coats, "and for the few that have, they're experiencing sticker shock."
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Virginia governor candidate blasts Obamacare in GOP weekly address
October 19th, 2013
10:50 AM ET
1 year ago

Virginia governor candidate blasts Obamacare in GOP weekly address

Ken Cuccinelli, the Republican candidate in Virginia's 2013 gubernatorial race, gave the GOP weekly address on Saturday and used the opportunity to speak out against the Affordable Care Act.

"Obamacare represents one of the largest and most reckless expansions of government in the more than 200-year history of our nations," Cuccinelli said. "I believe that Obamacare is unconstitutional."
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GOP Rep.: ‘We’ve actually found some common ground this week’
October 12th, 2013
06:00 AM ET
1 year ago

GOP Rep.: ‘We’ve actually found some common ground this week’

Washington (CNN) - The Republican Party’s weekly address didn’t say a single negative thing Saturday about President Barack Obama or the Democratic Party. Not one.

Rather, Rep. Buck McKeon, R-California, struck a positive tone that focused on all the work that remains to be done, by everyone.
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Nevada Gov. blasts 'Washington approach' to job creation
September 21st, 2013
09:43 AM ET
1 year ago

Nevada Gov. blasts 'Washington approach' to job creation

WASHINGTON (CNN) - While never mentioning President Barack Obama by name, Nevada's governor assailed the president's leadership of the country's economy and criticized the White House for refusing to engage with Republican opposition in Congress.

"Good executives, like all good leaders, must expect opposition when making decisions or when making or enforcing the law," Gov. Brian Sandoval said. "But executives must engage those that disagree with them."

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Filed under: Brian Sandoval • Economy • GOP weekly address
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