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By Office of the Speaker | September 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

On Inversions, Treasury Hits a Dubious Trifecta

Americans continue to rank the economy “and in particular creating jobs” as their top priority for Washington.  That’s what makes the Treasury Department’s new, much-ballyhooed rules to deal with corporate tax inversions so confounding:

First, these rules may not even do what the administration says they would.  “Some analysts,” the Los Angeles Times reports, “have questioned whether the limited …

By Office of the Speaker | September 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

“I don’t think we should apologize for it, and I don’t think we should be defensive about it.  I think there is a strong, good, right story to tell.”

That’s what the president had to say back in April, when he urged members of his party to “forcefully defend“ his train wreck of a health care law.  Now, with support for the law continuing its …

By Office of the Speaker | September 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

President Obama’s Internal Revenue Service (IRS) began targeting conservatives in the early months of 2010. Lois Lerner, then the director of the Exempt Organizations Unit, was at the center of the discrimination, which included questioning the content of a group’s prayers.

Lerner is a registered Democrat. In official emails, she referred to Republicans as

By Office of the Speaker | September 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

ICYMI . . . 

Today, the House unanimously passed a resolution strongly supporting the right of the people of Ukraine to freely determine their future without interference, intimidation, or coercion by Russia or other nations.  Tomorrow, Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko will address a joint meeting of Congress in what Speaker Boehner called “another signal of steadfast commitment to the aspirations of his people.”

The House stands with Ukraine, and has acted on numerous …

By Office of the Speaker | September 18, 2014 | 0 Comments
Boehner McConnell

From Obama administration scandals at the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the Veterans Affairs Department (VA) to the truth about ObamaCare, Benghazi, and Operation Fast and Furious, Speaker Boehner has been a strong advocate for honesty, transparency, and accountability in government.

Today, …

By Office of the Speaker | September 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

Families across the nation lost the health plans they liked and could afford under the president’s health care law last year, and now small business employees are bracing for the next wave of cancellation notices and disruptions that could put as many as 50 million workers and their families at risk.  That’s why House Republicans are taking action this week on the

By Office of the Speaker | August 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

Many, if not most, people assumed it, but it was still alarming to hear the President of the United States actually say it.

We don’t have a strategy yet,” President Obama conceded yesterday, referring to his approach – or lack of one, rather – to confronting and defeating the terrorist threat posed by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

As CNN’s Pentagon correspondent Barbara Starr remarked, “[It’s] worth remembering that …

By Office of the Speaker | August 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

We’re one step closer to the truth about Fast and Furious, the botched gun-smuggling operation that resulted in the death of border agent Brian Terry.

A federal judge – one appointed by President Obama – has ordered the Department of Justice to turn over a list of Fast and Furious documents it has been withholding.Here’s more from Darrell Issa, chairman of the House Oversight & Government Reform Committee:“This Administration has been so …

By Office of the Speaker | August 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON, DC – House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) today issued the following statement after the Government Accountability Office (GAO) confirmed that the Obama administration broke the law when it released five Taliban terrorists without notifying Congress:

“Yesterday, the nonpartisan, independent Government Accountability Office confirmed what everyone capable of reading the English language already knew: the White House ignored the law when it released five dangerous Taliban prisoners without proper Congressional notification. 

“At a time when we are grappling with the evil terror of …

By Office of the Speaker | August 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

“President Obama faces a choice: He can work with Congress to deal with the tough issues, or he can go it alone and cement a legacy of increased polarization, partisanship and lawlessness. There is no doubt that immigration reform and tax reform will be hard, but there is also no doubt that acting the right way will boost our economy, create jobs and – perhaps – begin to rebuild the tattered bonds of trust between the American people and their …