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  • Op-ed: Mike Lee and Jim Jordan: Make Work and Marriage Great Again
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on May 25, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Government Reform, Budget and Fiscal Issues

    Americans are, on average, wealthier, healthier, and better-educated than we ever have been. We've made huge strides in civil rights and racial equality. We have access to technology that would have awed past generations. But fundamentally, our culture and way of life has undergone some changes that are not necessarily positive. As documented in the recently released report, "What We Do Together: The State of Associational Life in America," Americans' day-to-day lives have significantly changed ... Read more

  • Jordan calls for subpoena of former federal student aid COO over improper payments
    Posted in Press Release on May 25, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Government Reform, Education

    “Today’s hearing highlights exactly what American taxpayers hate about the federal government,” said Congressman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) today, calling for the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee to subpoena a former Department of Education official during a hearing. The Oversight committee hearing, entitled “Improper Payments in the Federal Government: Student Aid,” looked at the Education Department’s high rate of improper payments, most of which are overpayments (Improper payments are... Read more

  • Jordan statement on President Trump’s budget
    Posted in Press Release on May 23, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Government Reform, Budget and Fiscal Issues

    Congressman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) made the following statement regarding President Donald Trump’s Fiscal Year 2018 budget: “Finally we have a president who presents a pathway to a balanced budget. This budget provides much-needed increases in spending for our military while also reforming our welfare system by incentivizing work for able-bodied adults. The ball is now in the House’s court to write a budget that is fiscally responsible and reflects the priorities of American families and taxpayers,... Read more

  • Jordan statement on President Trump's Ex-Im Bank nominees
    Posted in Press Release on April 19, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Government Reform

    Following President Donald Trump’s announcement that he would nominate former U.S. Representative Scott Garrett to serve as president of the Export-Import Bank and former Rep. Spencer Bachus to serve on the Ex-Im Bank’s board, Rep. Jim Jordan made the following statement: “It’s no secret that I have been opposed to the Export-Import Bank, but I can say without reservation that the president could not have picked two finer people to help bring some common sense reform to that troubled institution... Read more

  • ADVISORY: Jordan to join HFC members for POLITICO Playbook interview
    Posted in Press Release on April 5, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Government Reform, Healthcare, Budget and Fiscal Issues, Taxes

    Congressman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) will join House Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) and HFC Member Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) for a live POLITICO Playbook interview on Thursday morning. POLITICO Playbook co-authors Anna Palmer and Jake Sherman will ask questions ranging from health care to the federal budget to government funding. WHAT: POLITICO Playbook live interview with Freedom Caucus members WHEN: Thursday, April 6 – doors open at 8 a.m., interview at 8:30 a.m. WHERE: W Hotel (51... Read more

  • ICYMI: Jordan joins Jake Tapper on CNN State of the Union
    Posted in Press Release on April 3, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Government Reform, Healthcare

    Congressman Jim Jordan joined Jake Tapper this morning on CNN State of the Union to discuss continued congressional efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare. During the interview, Rep. Jordan said: “Tweets and statements and blame don’t change facts. And the facts remain the same. When you look at the document, when you look at the legislation, it doesn’t repeal Obamacare. Even people who support it say it’s – have called it Obamacare-lite. Doesn’t bring down premiums. Even the CBO said premiums ... Read more

  • Jordan on CNN New Day: ‘We want a plan’ that repeals Obamacare, lowers premiums
    Posted in Press Release on March 29, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Government Reform, Healthcare

    Congressman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) joined CNN New Day this morning to discuss what’s next for congressional efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare. During the interview with CNN’s Alisyn Camerota, Rep. Jordan said: “We want to put together a plan that actually repeals Obamacare, that actually lowers premiums, and frankly one that hopefully more than 17 percent of the country approves of. So we’re working hard at that and we’ve never stopped at achieving that goal because that’s what the American p... Read more

  • Jordan on Morning Joe: political, policy, process problems with failed AHCA
    Posted in Press Release on March 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Government Reform, Healthcare

    Congressman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) joined MSNBC’s Morning Joe this morning to discuss why the American Health Care Act failed and the path for Congress to repeal and replace Obamacare moving forward. During the interview, Rep. Jordan made the following comments about the AHCA: “There were political problems with this bill, there were policy problems and there were process problems. And typically good process will lead to better policy which I think leads to better politics. … “The lesson here is: d... Read more

  • ICYMI: Jordan joins Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday
    Posted in Press Release on March 26, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Government Reform, Healthcare

    Congressman Jim Jordan joined Chris Wallace this morning on Fox News Sunday to discuss the American Health Care Act. During the interview, Rep. Jordan said: "Instead of doing the blame game, let’s get to work. Let's do the responsible thing. Let’s get back to work and do what we told the voters we were going to do. Remember this bill, 17 percent of the country approved of this bill. Maybe the fact that we opposed it, we did the country a favor because this bill didn’t repeal Obamacare. This bill... Read more

  • Jordan statement on canceled American Health Care Act vote
    Posted in Press Release on March 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Government Reform, Healthcare

    Congressman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) made the following statement regarding today’s decision by Republican House leadership to cancel today’s scheduled vote on the American Health Care Act: “Obamacare is a disaster, and repealing it remains one of my top priorities. It's why I introduced a clean repeal bill and have been pushing for a vote. The AHCA did not have the support it needed, neither in Congress nor among the American people. Now, House Republicans owe it to our constituents to immediately g... Read more