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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 …

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

The president told Americans last week, “I hear you” – but is he listening when it comes to the Keystone pipeline, and the tens of thousands of jobs and increased energy security that come with it?  That remains to be seen, but remarks by White House spokesman Josh Earnest leave little room for optimism.  Following news that the House will soon vote on

By Office of the Speaker | November 8, 2014 | 1 Comment

The House Oversight & Government Reform Committee made significant headway in its investigation of the Fast & Furious operation this week, forcing the Department of Justice, under the order of a federal judge, to turn over more than 64,000 previously withheld documents.  The documents, originally withheld under the administration’s frivolous assertion of executive privilege, provide further …

By Office of the Speaker | October 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

With Ebola and the Islamic terrorist attacks in Canada and New York City dominating the headlines, America’s ongoing military action against ISIL in the Middle East cannot be forgotten. After all, more than 2,000 U.S. military personnel are already on the ground.

Last month, Speaker Boehner …

By Office of the Speaker | October 26, 2014 | 0 Comments
Video: Five Points Roadmap: Solving Our Spending Problem

This is the third post in an in-depth series on Speaker Boehner’s five points for resetting America’s economic foundation.

We left off yesterday talking about how we can fix our tax code by bringing down rates and clearing out loopholes.  To the powers-that-be in Washington, ‘tax reform’ often means finding new ways to raise your taxes when the reality is the federal government will collect a

By Office of the Speaker | October 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

After delaying his announcement until after the election, President Obama promised liberal activists he will go around Congress and grant amnesty by executive action “between the November elections and the end of the year.”

In response, Speaker Boehner denounced the president’s scheme to hide the truth from the public, saying, “The American people deserve honesty, transparency, and accountability.”

The Obama …