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Democracy vs. Bureaucracy: The Most Important Battle in Washington Over the Next Four Years

By on July 26, 2021 in Featured News, News
Democracy vs. Bureaucracy: The Most Important Battle in Washington Over the Next Four Years

WASHINGTON, DC — With government spending near an all-time high and trust in government near an all-time low, the latest Ripon Forum looks at the need for government reform and getting the federal bureaucracy under control.

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LaHood & Panetta Forge Bipartisan Alliance to Help America’s Hotel & Restaurant Workers

By on June 21, 2021 in Featured News, News
LaHood & Panetta Forge Bipartisan Alliance to Help America’s Hotel & Restaurant Workers

The Ripon Society hosted a breakfast meeting this past Thursday with Republican Rep. Darin LaHood and Democrat Rep. Jimmy Panetta, who discussed their work across the aisle to help America’s hotel and restaurant workers after a tough year.

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Meyer Sees Opportunity for Bipartisan Cooperation if Majority Focuses on Policy, not Politics

By on April 13, 2021 in Featured News, News
Meyer Sees Opportunity for Bipartisan Cooperation if Majority Focuses on Policy, not Politics

WASHINGTON, DC — Dan Meyer, who serves as the Chief of Staff to the U.S. House Republican Leader, spoke to The Ripon Society about the potential for bipartisan cooperation on a plan to strengthen America’s infrastructure.

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“We can get something that gets 60, 70, or 80 votes in the Senate, but only if they’re willing to negotiate.”

By on April 12, 2021 in Featured News, News
“We can get something that gets 60, 70, or 80 votes in the Senate, but only if they’re willing to negotiate.”

WASHINGTON, DC – In remarks before a virtual meeting of The Ripon Society, top Senate GOP Leadership aide Nick Rossi discussed the prospect that Congress could reach agreement on a plan to strengthen America’s infrastructure.

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“We need to make sure people have the kind of quality of life that they want in small towns.”

By on March 22, 2021 in Featured News, News
“We need to make sure people have the kind of quality of life that they want in small towns.”

WASHINGTON, DC — In remarks to The Ripon Society, Minnesota Representatives Pete Stauber & Michelle Fischbach pointed to police reform and rural development as priorities for Congress to address this year.

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“We’ve got to find a way to be talking about the policy, not the person.”

By on March 16, 2021 in Featured News, News
“We’ve got to find a way to be talking about the policy, not the person.”

WASHINGTON, DC — South Carolina Representatives Tom Rice & Nancy Mace spoke to The Ripon Society about the agenda in Congress and the road ahead for Republicans this year.

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“My goal is to make sure that we’re ushering in a new era of innovation.”

By on March 15, 2021 in Featured News, News
“My goal is to make sure that we’re ushering in a new era of innovation.”

WASHINGTON, DC — U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-5) appeared Wednesday afternoon before a virtual meeting of The Ripon Society to discuss her agenda as the top Republican on Energy & Commerce.

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“I stand firm on my conservative principles, but I believe in productivity over partisanship.”

By on February 26, 2021 in Featured News, News
“I stand firm on my conservative principles, but I believe in productivity over partisanship.”

WASHINGTON, DC — The Ripon Society held a virtual discussion with U.S. Reps. John Curtis (UT-3) and Blake Moore (UT-1). The discussion centered on what each lawmaker seeks to achieve in the 117th Congress

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“Even though we’re going through a turbulent time, I’m confident that we will get through this and become stronger than ever. ”

By on February 16, 2021 in Featured News, News
“Even though we’re going through a turbulent time, I’m confident that we will get through this and become stronger than ever. ”

WASHINGTON, DC — The Ripon Society hosted a virtual meeting with U.S. Reps. David Valadao (CA-21) and Young Kim (CA-39) who flipped House seats held by Democrats in 2020, making gains in a state where Republicans have faced stiff headwinds in recent years.

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“We want more dollars in local economies and in the pocketbooks of American families, not in Washington.”

By on February 3, 2021 in Featured News, News
“We want more dollars in local economies and in the pocketbooks of American families, not in Washington.”

WASHINGTON, DC — In remarks before a virtual meeting of The Ripon Society, Ways & Means Committee Ranking Member Kevin Brady (TX-8) discussed the panel’s agenda for the 117th Congress and his priorities over the next two years.

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