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By Speaker John Boehner | July 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

As the humanitarian crisis on our southern border continues, surveys show a growing majority of the American people support updating a 2008 anti-trafficking law so that we can speed up the process of returning unaccompanied minors to their home countries.

According to a new CNN/ORC International poll, 62 percent support this solution – quite a consensus. But Democratic leaders like House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) disagree. Incredibly, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) still claims that “the …

By Speaker John Boehner | July 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON, DC – House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) sent a letter to President Obama today asking him to publicly reiterate his support for much-needed changes to the 2008 law that created disparate treatment for migrants from nations other than Mexico and Canada.

Read the entire letter here, and below:

Mr. President,

House Republicans have been clear that we want to work with you to help the victims of the terrible humanitarian crisis at our southern border – particularly the children, who have …

By Speaker John Boehner | July 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

At first, President Obama and Democrats in Congress signaled they were open to working with Republicans seeking to address the humanitarian crisis at our southern border. They said they supported changing a 2008 law so that the process of returning children safely to their home countries could be accelerated. But the president and his team have apparently flip-flopped. Now they want billions in new spending, with no commitment to solving the problem.

Here’s what the Obama administration was saying just a few …

By Speaker John Boehner | July 24, 2014 | 4 Comments

Under the control of Senate Democrats, “The Senate went three months this spring without voting on a single legislative amendment, the nitty-gritty kind of work usually at the heart of congressional lawmaking,” The Washington Post reports. “So few bills have been approved this year, and so little else has gotten done, that many senators say they are spending most of their time on insignificant and unrewarding work.”

Check out the stats. Even Democrats have complained about the Senate’s obstruction, …

By Speaker John Boehner | July 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Americans are shelling out more for everyday essentials – from gas to groceries to utility bills – “further constraining family budgets…still reeling from a stagnant economy,” according a new Gallup survey.  And health care costs, already near the top of rising expenses, are going to get even worse for struggling families coast to coast:

ARIZONA: “Rate increase would apply to at least one in four Arizonans” (Arizona Republic)
CONNECTICUT: “Higher prices also reflect taxes, fees and requirements of …

By Speaker John Boehner | July 17, 2014 | 0 Comments
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WASHINGTON, DC – House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) issued the following statement after the House passed the FY 2015 Financial Services & General Government Appropriations Act (H.R. 5016):

“House Republicans are using every tool at our disposal to hold the administration accountable and help Americans hurt by its policies, and this bill makes progress on both fronts.  We’re taking additional steps to rein in the IRS, protect every American’s First Amendment rights, and chip away at the president’s health care law …

By Speaker John Boehner | July 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Today, the House Committee on Rules will conduct a hearing on the House’s lawsuit against President Obama’s executive overreach, specifically, his unilateral rewrites of the health care law’s employer mandate. As Speaker Boehner said, “this isn’t about Republicans versus Democrats; it’s about the Legislative Branch versus the Executive Branch, and above all protecting the Constitution.”

Among those scheduled to testify at the hearing are Jonathan Turley, Professor of Public Interest Law at The George Washington …

By Speaker John Boehner | July 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

The verdict is in on President Obama’s rhetoric →

The White House’s latest economic push continues to backfire, with The Washington Post’s fact-checker assessing the president with Three Pinocchios for claiming Republicans were blocking ideas to strengthen the middle class.

We called him out for it at the time, but there was really no need, because before long, our actions were overtaking the president’s words. The Post’s fact-check noted:

“Here’s the odd thing: on the …

By Speaker John Boehner | July 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

4.6 Million Reasons to Pass Job Training Reform
Today, the government reported that there were 4.6 million job openings at the end of May.  That sounds promising, but the problem is, hiring continues to lag.  Over the last year, in fact, while openings have risen by 16 percent, hiring has gone up by just 6 percent.  It’s another bad trend for the Obama Economy.

“Some economists,” USA TODAY reports, “have attributed the disparity to a mismatch between the …

By Speaker John Boehner | July 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

Another day, another dose of dodgy rhetoric from the White House.

Today in Texas, the president’s goal was to “contrast his approach with Republicans” over the ‘least productive Congress in history.’

Again, perhaps he’s talking about the Senate, where his party’s leaders are dragging our jobs bills through gridlock and then some.  To wit:

The Republican-led House has passed at least 285 bills that the president’s Senate has failed to act upon.  All …