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By Office of the Speaker | May 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON, DC – With ISIL terrorists continuing to gain ground in Iraq and Syria, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) once again called on President Obama to scrap the policies that have failed to stop their momentum, and offer a new, overarching strategy to defeat the terrorist threat.  Following are Boehner’s remarks at his weekly press briefing earlier today:

“On Iraq: It’s been a week now since ISIL fighters stormed Ramadi – the capital of Iraq’s largest province.  Hundreds of innocent Iraqi …

By Office of the Speaker | May 21, 2015 | 0 Comments
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The Obama administration may be ceding swaths of ground to the Islamic State (ISIL) from Iraq to Libya, but it’s refusing to budge in the briefing room. Despite the fall of Ramadi – which resulted in mass killings and the deaths of up to 500 people, both Iraqi civilians and soldiers – White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest insisted that

By Office of the Speaker | May 21, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Thanks to the work of the Benghazi Select Committee, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the Obama State Department were forced to reveal in March that she exclusively used personal email to conduct official government business during her tenure as the chief diplomatic officer of the United States, which is a …

By Office of the Speaker | May 19, 2015 | 0 Comments
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One of the people’s highest priorities is making sure our troops have what they need to get the job done.  To that end, the House on Friday passed a strong national defense bill, thanks to the leadership of Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-TX) and the House Armed Services Committee.

The result of months of bipartisan input, the bill passed the committee with near-unanimous support: just …

By Office of the Speaker | May 15, 2015 | 0 Comments
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By the looks of things, House Democrats are in the process of pulling their support for the national defense bill that funds our troops and their missions.  That’s right, the one that the Armed Services Committee passed by an overwhelming vote of 60-2.   The one that just one Democrat opposed in committee.

But why?

It can’t be …

By Office of the Speaker | May 14, 2015 | 0 Comments
Video: Speaker Boehner Urges House to Protect Unborn Babies

WASHINGTON, DC – In a floor speech today, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) urged the whole House to support H.R. 36, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.  Today marks two years since the conviction of Philadelphia abortionist Kermit Gosnell, who was found guilty of murdering three babies by severing their spinal cords following unsuccessful abortions.

Following are Boehner’s floor remarks, as prepared for delivery:

“My colleagues, I rise today to urge the …

By Office of the Speaker | May 14, 2015 | 0 Comments
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In March 2014, the Obama administration announced a proposed rule that would unilaterally expand the federal government’s authority over waters in a way never before contemplated – all of which could have serious consequences for our economy, threatening jobs, inviting costly litigation, and significantly restricting the ability of landowners to make decisions about their property and the rights of state and local governments to plan for their own development.  Dubbed by many the “WOTUS” rule, the proposal would allow waters …

By Office of the Speaker | May 13, 2015 | 0 Comments
Video: National Debt: Can You Explain It In 10 Seconds?

There are so many ways to talk about the 10-year balanced budget plan Congress passed last week – the first blueprint of its kind since 2001.

But when a 16-year old blogger asked Speaker Boehner, “Can you explain this debt to me so I can explain it to my friends?,” he went with a more straightforward approach. Take a look.

Over seven years, President Obama has NEVER proposed a budget that balances.  But now, …

By Office of the Speaker | May 12, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Marking the one-year anniversary of its establishment, the House Benghazi Committee has released a new interim report outlining the progress it has made in its investigation thus far, and laying out the next steps in its effort to determine what happened before, during, and after the terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya.  Here are a few highlights from the report, courtesy of the committee:

“More than 20,000 pages of emails and …

By Office of the Speaker | May 6, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Today, the House will vote on legislation funding the nation’s military construction and veterans’ affairs, while holding the VA bureaucracy accountable.  Read the bill at docs.house.gov.

This plan – which starts the appropriations process at the earliest point since 1974 – increases VA spending by $4.6 billion, provides for the treatment of approximately 6.9 million patients, and 770 new staff to …