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By Office of the Speaker | March 26, 2015 | 0 Comments
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When President Obama unveiled his budget last month, CBS News’ Major Garrett characterized it as “the most methodically political of his presidency” (…and that’s not a low bar).  Chock full of billions in new spending, massive tax hikes and lacking any effort to address the long-term drivers of our debt, it’s impossible to argue the president’s budget is anything …

By Office of the Speaker | March 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

This morning, leaders of the House Energy & Commerce and Ways & Means Committees introduced H.R. 2, bipartisan legislation to strengthen Medicare for seniors and permanently replace the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR).  Read the bill here.

Here are 10 things you should know about this legislation:

1. H.R. 2 strengthens Medicare and provides stability for seniors and their doctors.  The legislation moves beyond the sustainable growth rate (SGR) to a better system that ensures seniors have access to their …

By Office of the Speaker | March 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

President Obama said yesterday in Cleveland that his health care law is “working better than even I expected.” Really?

We do know President Obama failed to tell the truth about being able to keep your plan if you like your plan. So to be fair, the president did expect millions of Americans to get cancellation notices even …

By Office of the Speaker | March 20, 2015 | 0 Comments
Video: Boehner Turns Up Pressure on Sec. Clinton to Turn Over Email Server

Last week, House Select Committee on Benghazi Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-SC) called on Sec. Clinton to turn over her email server to a neutral third party to ensure congressional investigators and the American people have all of the information they’re entitled to regarding the terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya that took the lives of four Americans.  Rep. Susan Brooks (R-IN) echoed that call in the …

By Office of the Speaker | March 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

Despite the fact that the national debt has so far increased $7.5 trillion on his watch – to $18.1 trillion – President Obama has opted to ignore and even deny America’s long-term spending and debt problem.

He likes to say he’s proposed “balanced” solutions. But that doesn’t include a budget that actually balances. That’s …

By Office of the Speaker | March 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

President Obama frequently promised that his would be “the most transparent administration in history.” Perhaps he forgot to mention this commitment to his first Secretary of State?

According to a bombshell report on the front page of yesterday’s The New York Times:

Hillary Rodham Clinton exclusively used a personal email account to conduct government business as secretary of state, State Department officials …

By Office of the Speaker | February 28, 2015 | 0 Comments
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“I’m proud of the fact that basically you’ve had an administration that’s been in place for six years in which there hasn’t been a major scandal,” former White House advisor David Axelrod said earlier this month, doing his best impersonation of TV’s Olivia Pope.

Setting aside the fact that many military veterans died while waiting for care because …

By Office of the Speaker | February 26, 2015 | 0 Comments
Video: Keystone Jobs Veto Draws Swift Rebuke From Editorial Boards

“All I want to say is, the fight’s not over,” Speaker Boehner said in a video message shortly after the president’s veto of the Keystone XL jobs bill.  Given the overwhelming grassroots support for the project, it’s no surprise that the president’s veto has already drawn a swift rebuke from editorial boards around the country:

“Override Keystone pipeline veto: Our view. … The administration has been …

By Office of the Speaker | February 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

Speaker Boehner, Majority Leader McConnell, and Congressional leaders came together yesterday to dedicate a statue of the late Barry M. Goldwater of Arizona as the newest addition to the National Statuary Hall Collection.  In his remarks, Speaker Boehner reminded those gathered in the U.S. Capitol — including many members of Senator Goldwater’s own family — that Mr. Arizona did not “set …

By Office of the Speaker | February 11, 2015 | 0 Comments
Protesters rally to protest against the U.S. government's response to the deaths of four Americans during an Islamist militant attack on a U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, in Washington

Before the end of April, the House Select Committee on Benghazi established by Speaker Boehner is planning to interview 20 current and former Obama administration officials, Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-SC) has announced.

Those slated to be questioned include “former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and former CIA director David Petraeus, as well as White House chief of staff Denis McDonough and national security adviser Susan Rice,” the …