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A new president, a new North Korea strategy

As Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton hit the campaign trail voters can expect to hear about topics such as ISIS and China, but one glaring country will be omitted, North Korea. North Korea, for the most part, has generally been ignored by the...

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Do you know who’s in charge of your health care decisions?

When it comes to Medicare, most seniors rightfully assume that the representatives they elect to Congress are the ones making critical decisions that affect their health care. After all, it’s one of the largest government programs in our country...

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Fixing what’s broken about payday lending

Given that my company will be affected by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s proposed payday lending rules, we were, perhaps not surprisingly, met with some initial skepticism after announcing our support of them. 

The rules...

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Achieving the American dream for generations to come

When I was sworn in to Congress in April of 2009, we were at the height of the worst economic recession since the Great Depression. Unemployment shot up to 10 percent, median household wealth plummeted by almost 40 percent and nearly five million...

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