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By Speaker John Boehner | August 23, 2014 | 0 Comments
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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 intent on hiding the contents of these …

By Speaker John Boehner | August 23, 2014 | 0 Comments
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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 Speaker John Boehner | August 15, 2014 | 0 Comments
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“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 …

By Speaker John Boehner | August 9, 2014 | 0 Comments
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As July came to a close, the House passed the Veterans’ Access to Care through Choice, Accountability, & Transparency Act (H.R. 3230), a bipartisan, bicameral agreement to begin addressing the problems at the Veterans Administration (VA). Speaker Boehner signed the bill two days later, and President Obama signed it into law today.

Reforms in the new law include allowing veterans to seek private care if they live more than 40 miles from the nearest VA …

By Speaker John Boehner | August 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
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House Republicans have made it clear to the president that he will not get the blank check he is seeking to address the humanitarian crisis – the crisis of his own making – at the southern border.  The House will instead take up border legislation this week that includes critical policy reforms and targeted funding aligned with the recommendations of the House’s border security working group, led by …

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