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By Office of the Speaker | October 26, 2014 | 0 Comments
Video: Five Points Roadmap: Solving Our Spending Problem

This is the third post in an in-depth series on Speaker Boehner’s five points for resetting America’s economic foundation.

We left off yesterday talking about how we can fix our tax code by bringing down rates and clearing out loopholes.  To the powers-that-be in Washington, ‘tax reform’ often means finding new ways to raise your taxes when the reality is the federal government will collect a

By Office of the Speaker | October 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

After delaying his announcement until after the election, President Obama promised liberal activists he will go around Congress and grant amnesty by executive action “between the November elections and the end of the year.”

In response, Speaker Boehner denounced the president’s scheme to hide the truth from the public, saying, “The American people deserve honesty, transparency, and accountability.”

The Obama …

By Office of the Speaker | October 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

In the House, Republicans have consistently made the American people’s priorities our priorities.  We’ve done it by passing more than 45 jobs bills that remain stuck in in Harry Reid’s dysfunctional, do-nothing Senate.  We’ve done it by offering real solutions and working to find common ground on initiatives to, among other examples,

By Office of the Speaker | October 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

With the United States and the entire world facing a global health threat, the last thing anybody has time for is political opportunism.  But as The Washington Post has noted, that hasn’t stopped a few from attempting to distort the facts about government funding in a shallow attempt to gain a political edge. Contrary to political claims being made by some, the Republican-led House of Representatives has acted decisively and consistently when …

By Office of the Speaker | October 17, 2014 | 0 Comments
ISIL Five-Year Plan USE

That’s an important question that must be answered after a noteworthy exchange in the White House briefing room yesterday.

White House press secretary Josh Earnest claimed the president’s strategy, limited as it may be, is “succeeding” despite all the evidence to the contrary.  He then goes on to admit that the White House doesn’t want Kobani to fall but that the U.S. airstrikes won’t be enough to save the town: “So we certainly do not want the town to fall.  At …

By Office of the Speaker | October 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Fact: a majority of Americans have consistently opposed closing our terrorist prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba:

“Twenty-nine percent of Americans support closing the terrorist detention camp at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and moving its prisoners to U.S. prisons, while two in three (66%) oppose the idea.” (Gallup, 6/13/14)
“[J]ust 27% of Likely U.S. Voters think the prison for suspected terrorists at the Guantanamo Naval Base in Cuba should be closed. … Fifty-four percent (54%) disagree and …

By Office of the Speaker | October 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

This is the fourth post in our series recounting the events of 1989 that led to the fall of the Berlin Wall.

An 800-year old church in a city 118 miles southwest of Berlin.  It’s an unlikely epicenter for one of the great democratic movements of the 20th century, but on October 9, 1989, it was exactly that.  That day, thousands of dissidents gathered at Nicolaikirche (St. Nicholas Church) in downtown Leipzig and …

By Office of the Speaker | October 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

“Look at the state of things,” Speaker Boehner said last month in his speech at the American Enterprise Institute, “flat wages, higher prices, a six-year slog to regain the jobs lost during the recession, and millions still asking, ‘where are the jobs?’“

By several measures, Friday’s unemployment report shows we’re not much closer to where we need to be:

The number of long-term unemployed …

By Office of the Speaker | October 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

For the umpteenth time, President Obama is attempting to “refocus attention on the economy” – this time with a speech on “economic greatness.”   The trouble is, the Obama economy is anything but ‘great’ for the vast majority of Americans who are paying the price for the president’s failed policies with higher costs, stagnant wages, and …

By Office of the Speaker | October 7, 2014 | 4 Comments

As the Obama administration plays catch-up in combatting the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS), it should not be forgotten that President Obama made history by talking with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani by phone on September 27, 2013. The subject of the phone call was Iran’s ongoing nuclear program, but since then, President Obama’s negotiations with Iran have been complicated …