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By Speaker John Boehner | April 8, 2014 | 0 Comments
budget

This week, the House will consider a balanced budget as part of Republicans’ long-term plan for jobs and economic growth.  With this budget, we stop spending money we don’t have, root out waste, and begin to pay down our debt.  

Of course, it isn’t enough for a budget to be good on the numbers.  It has to be good for the people at the heart of our economy – the workers and the builders.  …

By Speaker John Boehner | April 2, 2014 | 0 Comments
how i met your mother high five

1. Have House Republicans proposed a budget?

2. Have Senate Democrats proposed a budget?

3. We’ve tried to knock some sense into Senate Democrats.

4. We’ve tried to make them see the error of their ways.

5. After all, budgets can be complicated things…but they don’t have to be.

6. So here’s a high five for a plan that balances the budget and gets America working again.

7. And here’s to all the people who work hard and do the right thing – you’re a major …

By Speaker John Boehner | March 26, 2014 | 0 Comments
President Obama

The House is continuing to take action on the Republican Plan for Economic Growth & Jobs this week with a vote on the Preventing Government Waste and Protecting Coal Mining Jobs in America Act (H.R. 2824) legislation sponsored by Rep. Bill Johnson (R-OH) that prevents the Obama administration from imposing excessive, unnecessary regulations on coal-fired energy that will destroy jobs and drive costs up even further. 

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By Speaker John Boehner | March 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
Video: GOP Presses White House for Plan to Protect American Seniors

Millions of American seniors are at risk of losing access to their Medicare Advantage plan and benefits because of the president’s health care law – after President Obama famously promised that if you like your health plan you can keep it – and House Republicans continue to press the administration to keep its promise and put forth a plan that protects seniors.  For example, here are three GOP members making the case to constituents in their districts:

Rep. Bill Johnson (R-OH): …

By Speaker John Boehner | February 12, 2014 | 0 Comments
IRS Building

House committees continue to investigate the IRS for targeting Americans based on their political beliefs, but that hasn’t stopped the agency from trying to continue – and codify – these very practices.   It’s the latest in a series of examples of how the Obama administration is overreaching in the use of its powers.

New IRS rules issued on Black Friday would legalize tactics still under investigation and, according to Ways & Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI), “

By Speaker John Boehner | February 11, 2014 | 0 Comments
President Obama

The president wanted the country to know he has a pen, and now he’s got editorial boards from Long Island to Las Vegas urging him to use it and approve the Keystone pipeline:

FLORIDA: “Now that the State Department has studied the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline and found no major problems, President Obama should give the go-ahead to this long-delayed, long-debated project… The odds are better for the U.S. heartland.  If people there want the Keystone …

By Speaker John Boehner | February 8, 2014 | 0 Comments
amb-stevens-benghazi

A terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya on September 11, 2012 cost four Americans their lives.  To date, no one has been held accountable.

The families of the fallen – and the American people – deserve to know the truth.  They deserve justice.

Shortly after the attack, Republicans asked the Obama administration to explain its actions surrounding the attack, as well as the fact that publicly-available information consistently contradicted the White House’s characterization of events.

After being stonewalled, House committees began a …

By Speaker John Boehner | February 6, 2014 | 0 Comments
MontyPythonRunAway

A new CBO analysis showing that the president’s health care law “will cost the nation the equivalent of 2.5 million workers” has the White House spin machine in overdrive trying to contain the fallout.   How are they doing?  See for yourself:

“The Worst Headline for Democrats This Year” “Ouch. According to the CBO report, the problems with HealthCare.gov late last year will reduce sign-ups for the law from 7 million to 6 million. But, wait, it gets worse for …

By Speaker John Boehner | February 5, 2014 | 0 Comments
President Obama

The pressure on President Obama to approve the Keystone pipeline has reached critical mass in the wake of last week’s State Department report that undercuts any excuse the administration has for delaying the project – and the tens of thousands of jobs that come with it – any longer.  For proof, look no further than ….

…What Editorial Boards Are Saying:

“Keystone Pipeline Excuses All Gone” “Time’s up, Mr. President. Your list of excuses for blocking the pipeline has been exhausted.  …

By Speaker John Boehner | January 16, 2014 | 0 Comments
pigs_pork_spending_earmarks

When Republicans took control of the House in 2011, we promised to rein in out-of-control federal spending and change the way Congress spends taxpayer money.  One important step in that process was banning earmarks.  The landmark change is on full display today in the House:

House & Senate Democratic Majority in 2009 vs. a House GOP Majority TODAY

In March 2009, in one of his first acts President Obama signed omnibus appropriations legislation that included approximately 9,000 earmarks.
In January 2014, House and Senate …