Speaker's Blog

“Struggling,” “Disengaged,” “Tentative”: Obama Admin Taking Heat for Lacking Iraq Strategy

August 26, 2014

The Obama administration grossly underestimated the threat posed by terrorists in Iraq and now it is more concerned with defending its foreign policy (or lack thereof) than defining it. Read More

#StuckInTheSenate: A Bill to Boost Veterans’ Hiring

August 26, 2014

President Obama addresses the American Legion today at a time when the unemployment rate among post-9/11 veterans has jumped to 9.2 percent, three percentage points higher than the national rate. Read More

The Monkey in the Room

August 26, 2014

As shown in the pictures below, the monkey is the second most photographed subject in H-232, aside from Speaker Boehner himself.  It all started in the fall of 2011, when Speaker Boehner joked in an interview that some days he felt like a windup toy because his jam-packed scheduled kept him so busy. Read More

The People Behind "The People’s Tree"

August 25, 2014

These may be the dog days of summer, but somewhere along the Paul Bunyan Trail in Minnesota, it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas... Read More

#StuckInTheSenate: A Jobs Bill to Boost Wages, Protect Full-Time Work

August 25, 2014

This post kicks off a series that aims to give you a deeper look into the jobs bills Senate Democrats are blocking. Read More