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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 …

By Speaker John Boehner | July 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

The following is a list of examples of actions President Obama and his administration can take right now – without additional legislation – to address the humanitarian crisis at our southern border:

Department of Homeland Security:

Deploy National Guard to the border for security and humanitarian relief.
Increase Operation Stonegarden grants through available FY14 funds.
Ensure asylum claims are valid and standards for “credible fear” claims are strictly enforced.
Restrict ability of Immigrations and Customs Enforcement to use prosecutorial discretion as related to parole and detention …

By Speaker John Boehner | July 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

President Barack Obama may be fond of distracting from his own failures by complaining about Congress, but his allies in the Senate can’t be very happy with the added scrutiny.

Democrats control the Senate, and their leaders have brought “the world’s greatest deliberative body” to a near standstill. Thanks to Democrats’ obstruction, true consideration of legislation is now a thing of the past, and they’re making history for all the wrong reasons.

While Senate Democratic leaders have cracked down on …

By Speaker John Boehner | July 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

Every member of Congress swore an oath to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States. So did President Barack Obama.

But too often over the past five years, the President has circumvented the American people and their elected representatives through executive action, changing and creating his own laws, and excusing himself from enforcing statutes he is sworn to uphold — at times even boasting about his willingness to do it, as if daring the American people to stop …

By Speaker John Boehner | June 25, 2014 | 1 Comment

Just when you thought the scandal at the Department of Veterans Affairs couldn’t get any worse, take a look at these headlines over the last few days:

“VA deaths covered up to make statistics look better, whistle-blower says.” “Records of dead veterans were changed or physically altered, some even in recent weeks, to hide how many people died while waiting for care at the Phoenix VA hospital, a whistle-blower told CNN in stunning revelations that point to a new coverup in …