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By Office of the Speaker | December 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

President Obama attempted to defend his unilateral action on immigration in two interviews last week, and in each case, reporters pressed him on why he had previously told them many times that he did not have the legal authority to act on his own. Caught in a clear flip-flop, the president’s rhetorical acrobatics were a sight to behold.

“[In a 2011 town hall] …

By Office of the Speaker | December 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

This week, we’re taking up bipartisan legislation to help prevent veteran suicides, which according to the VA, are occurring at a rate of 22 deaths per day.

H.R. 5059 is named in honor of Marine Cpl. Clay Hunt, who earned a Purple Heart in Iraq before redeploying to Afghanistan.   After being diagnosed with PTSD, Clay sought to help others and raise awareness about depression.  Then, on March 31, 2011, he took his own life.  Clay was 28.

Clay’s mother, Susan Selke, has …

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

Last week, the House passed the annual National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which again included language prohibiting the Obama administration from transferring terrorists held at the prison in Guantanamo Bay to American soil. The Associated Press reported:

President Barack Obama’s 5-year-old campaign to close the federal prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, suffered a major setback as lawmakers finalizing the annual defense policy bill rejected steps toward …

By Office of the Speaker | November 30, 2014 | 0 Comments
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On Wednesday last week, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson delivered a blunt warning. “I’m concerned about the possibility of another rise in illegal migration,” he said, referring to the flood of unaccompanied minors that overwhelmed Border Patrol agents and caused a humanitarian crisis over the summer.

Just one day later, President Obama announced he was unilaterally granting amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants who are already in the country – a move that …

By Office of the Speaker | November 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

Remember how the new wasn’t going to display premiums until the second week of November?  At the time, federal officials “downplayed” the possibility of more sticker shock.

Well lo and behold, the information has come out – in “a Friday data dump,” naturally – and what do you know?

“ObamaCare costs to increase for many. A trove of data released Friday …

By Office of the Speaker | November 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON, DC – House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) today announced that the House of Representatives – consistent with the House-passed resolution H.Res. 676 – has filed litigation over President Obama’s unilateral actions on his health care law:

“Time after time, the president has chosen to ignore the will of the American people and re-write federal law on his own without a vote of Congress.  That’s not the way our system of government …

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

With the White House poised to grant executive amnesty any day now despite the American people’s staunch opposition, on Sunday President Obama was asked about the many, many statements he made in the past about his inability to unilaterally change or ignore immigration law. His response was astonishingly brazen: “Actually, my position hasn’t changed. When I was talking to the advocates, their interest was in …

By Office of the Speaker | November 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Much attention has been paid to President Obama’s disowning of ObamaCare’s designer and architect, Jonathan Gruber, who, on numerous occasions, called Americans “stupid” and openly bragged about the number of ways in which he worked closely with the Obama administration to mislead and deceive the public about ObamaCare in order to get it passed.

The president referred to Gruber a couple days ago as just “

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

If there was ever any doubt that ObamaCare was rammed through Congress with a heavy dose of arrogance, duplicity, and contempt for the will of the American people, recent comments made by one of the law’s chief architects, Jonathan Gruber, put that to rest.  As National Journal reports:

“Appearing on an academic panel a year ago, this key Obamacare adviser argued that the law never would have passed if the administration had been honest …