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By Speaker John Boehner | September 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

Families across the nation lost the health plans they liked and could afford under the president’s health care law last year, and now small business employees are bracing for the next wave of cancellation notices and disruptions that could put as many as 50 million workers and their families at risk.  That’s why House Republicans are taking action this week on the Employee Health Care Protection Act (H.R. 3522), legislation introduced by Rep. Bill …

By Speaker John Boehner | August 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

Many, if not most, people assumed it, but it was still alarming to hear the President of the United States actually say it.

We don’t have a strategy yet,” President Obama conceded yesterday, referring to his approach – or lack of one, rather – to confronting and defeating the terrorist threat posed by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

As CNN’s Pentagon correspondent Barbara Starr remarked, “[It’s] worth remembering that ISIS fighters, ISIS leadership will hear this statement that …

By Speaker John Boehner | August 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

We’re one step closer to the truth about Fast and Furious, the botched gun-smuggling operation that resulted in the death of border agent Brian Terry.

A federal judge – one appointed by President Obama – has ordered the Department of Justice to turn over a list of Fast and Furious documents it has been withholding.Here’s more from Darrell Issa, chairman of the House Oversight & Government Reform Committee:“This Administration has been so intent on hiding the contents of these …

By Speaker John Boehner | August 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON, DC – House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) today issued the following statement after the Government Accountability Office (GAO) confirmed that the Obama administration broke the law when it released five Taliban terrorists without notifying Congress:

“Yesterday, the nonpartisan, independent Government Accountability Office confirmed what everyone capable of reading the English language already knew: the White House ignored the law when it released five dangerous Taliban prisoners without proper Congressional notification. 

“At a time when we are grappling with the evil terror of …

By Speaker John Boehner | August 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

“President Obama faces a choice: He can work with Congress to deal with the tough issues, or he can go it alone and cement a legacy of increased polarization, partisanship and lawlessness. There is no doubt that immigration reform and tax reform will be hard, but there is also no doubt that acting the right way will boost our economy, create jobs and – perhaps – begin to rebuild the tattered bonds of trust between the American people and their …

By Speaker John Boehner | August 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

As July came to a close, the House passed the Veterans’ Access to Care through Choice, Accountability, & Transparency Act (H.R. 3230), a bipartisan, bicameral agreement to begin addressing the problems at the Veterans Administration (VA). Speaker Boehner signed the bill two days later, and President Obama signed it into law today.

Reforms in the new law include allowing veterans to seek private care if they live more than 40 miles from the nearest VA …

By Speaker John Boehner | August 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

House Republicans have made it clear to the president that he will not get the blank check he is seeking to address the humanitarian crisis – the crisis of his own making – at the southern border.  The House will instead take up border legislation this week that includes critical policy reforms and targeted funding aligned with the recommendations of the House’s border security working group, led by …

By Speaker John Boehner | July 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

As the humanitarian crisis on our southern border continues, surveys show a growing majority of the American people support updating a 2008 anti-trafficking law so that we can speed up the process of returning unaccompanied minors to their home countries.

According to a new CNN/ORC International poll, 62 percent support this solution – quite a consensus. But Democratic leaders like House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) disagree. Incredibly, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) still claims that “the …

By Speaker John Boehner | July 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON, DC – House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) sent a letter to President Obama today asking him to publicly reiterate his support for much-needed changes to the 2008 law that created disparate treatment for migrants from nations other than Mexico and Canada.

Read the entire letter here, and below:

Mr. President,

House Republicans have been clear that we want to work with you to help the victims of the terrible humanitarian crisis at our southern border – particularly the children, who have …

By Speaker John Boehner | July 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

At first, President Obama and Democrats in Congress signaled they were open to working with Republicans seeking to address the humanitarian crisis at our southern border. They said they supported changing a 2008 law so that the process of returning children safely to their home countries could be accelerated. But the president and his team have apparently flip-flopped. Now they want billions in new spending, with no commitment to solving the problem.

Here’s what the Obama administration was saying just a few …