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| FEATURE | Election 2016 House Republicans Are Driving to Strengthen America by Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore. Chairman, National Republican Campaign Committee TWO YEARS AGO, THE American people were given a clear choice. Would they return Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives to a majority, allowing Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., to serve as Speaker of the House for the last two years of President Obama's term? Or would they instead vote to keep the Republican majority that was offering a clear alternative to the failed policies of the Obama administration? In a resounding victory for House Republicans, voters rewarded us with the largest Republican majority since 1929. It was clear the American people wanted to move our country in a new and better direction. Far from listening to this clear message from the voters, Democrats are now offering another four years of the same failed leadership and policies, in the form of President Obama's former Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton. Clinton is an ardent supporter of all of President Obama's least popular policies, including Obamacare, the Iran nuclear deal and the proposed closure of the terrorist detention facility at Guantanamo Bay. And it's not just Clinton's tired policies that will sink the Democrat ticket in the fall. Clinton has lost the trust of the American people, due in large part to the FBI investigation into her use of a private email server to circumvent open records laws when she served in the Obama administration. Clinton's choice to jeopardize national security in an effort to avoid transparency has made her toxic to down ballot Democrats. In addition to problems at the top of the ticket, House Democrats' failure to recruit credible candidates to run in districts across the country has made their goal of retaking the majority mathematically impossible. But these recruitment failures are not solely due to incompetence in the Democrat caucus. Democrats' inability to convince credible candidates to run speaks to the strength and popularity of House Republicans. Our Republican members have worked tirelessly in Congress, both as advocates for their districts and as lawmakers. Freshmen Republican members like Reps. Martha McSally in Arizona, Dan Donovan in New York, Mike Bost in Illinois, Mike Bishop in Michigan, Elise Stefanik in New York and Ryan Costello in Pennsylvania represent a new generation of Republicans who, in a short time, have gained the trust of their constituents and become leaders in Congress. Under President Obama, our economy has been stagnant. Instead of fixing the real problems with our health care system, Democrats implemented a starkly partisan and ideological law that has driven up costs for American families. The misguided Obama-Clinton foreign policy has emboldened our enemies, left our friends confused and made our country less safe. Yet House Democrats have no plan for the future, other than to go even further left, with more of the failed policies from the past eight years. In contrast to Democrats, House Republicans under the leadership of Speaker Paul Ryan, Wisc., are offering a bold, positive vision to make a stronger America. Republicans are offering specific policies to create jobs, strengthen our national security, and create opportunity for all. As Chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee, my job is not only to help our members win re-election, but also to elect new Republicans to Congress and to grow our majority. In open seats and districts currently held by Democrats across the country, Republicans have put forward strong, accomplished leaders like retired FBI counterterrorist agent Brian Fitzpatrick in Pennsylvania, accomplished businessman Stewart Mills in Minnesota, State Senator Jack Martins in New York, and Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones in California. With strong candidates in competitive districts across the country, House Republicans are well positioned to not only retain our majority, but add new members to our caucus. When voters go to their polling places in November, they will once again be presented with a clear choice. House Democrats have promised to continue the Obama-Clinton legacy of economic stagnation and failed foreign policy. House Republicans have offered a positive alternative to strengthen our country and move in a new direction. When the dust settles and votes are counted on Nov. 8, Republicans will retain a strong majority which will continue to fight for a strong and confident America. ■ STONE, SAND & GRAVEL REVIEW, www.nssga.org 15 http://www.nssga.org

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Stone, Sand & Gravel REVIEW - September/October 2016

Aggregates Alerts
Election Day Means More Than the Oval Office
Election 2016
Going Above and Beyond
The Endangered Species Act and Development Projects
Toxic Substances Subject to New Review and Regulation
Q&A With Marc Kmec
Rip & Share
NSSGA@Work
Products & Services Guide
Index of Advertisers
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Stone, Sand & Gravel REVIEW - September/October 2016 - Aggregates Alerts
Stone, Sand & Gravel REVIEW - September/October 2016 - Election Day Means More Than the Oval Office
Stone, Sand & Gravel REVIEW - September/October 2016 - Election 2016
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Stone, Sand & Gravel REVIEW - September/October 2016 - Going Above and Beyond
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Stone, Sand & Gravel REVIEW - September/October 2016 - The Endangered Species Act and Development Projects
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Stone, Sand & Gravel REVIEW - September/October 2016 - Toxic Substances Subject to New Review and Regulation
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Stone, Sand & Gravel REVIEW - September/October 2016 - Q&A With Marc Kmec
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