Speaker's Blog

The Civil Right of the 21st Century

January 30, 2015

For more than 30 years, Speaker Boehner has been working to ensure that every child in America has access to a decent education.  In fact, on Wednesday, before hundreds of elementary and middle school students at a National School Choice Week rally, he proclaimed that “Education ought to be the civil right of the 21st century." Read More

Rep. Lynn Jenkins to Deliver the Weekly Republican Address

January 30, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC – House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) has selected Republican Conference Vice Chair Lynn Jenkins (R-KS) to deliver the Weekly Republican Address on Saturday, January 31.  Jenkins will discuss common-sense solutions to lower costs and expand opportunity for middle-class families, including a plan she introduced this week to protect college savings. Read More

Four Facts to Remember About the President’s Sequester

January 29, 2015

Tonight President Obama will announce that his budget will break his sequester’s caps with tax hikes and new spending.  It’s just the administration’s latest attempt to move the goal posts on the automatic cuts the president proposed in 2011, and avoid dealing with our government’s spending problem in a serious way.  Here are a few key points to remember: Read More

Speaker Boehner Applauds Senate Passage of the Keystone Energy Jobs Bill

January 29, 2015

“After dropping his scheme to tax middle-class college savings, we hope President Obama will now drop his threat to veto this common-sense bill that would strengthen our energy security and create thousands and thousands of new, good-paying American jobs.” Read More

A Plan to Protect & Expand College Savings

January 29, 2015

While the White House still thinks taxing college savings is a good idea, Republicans are committed to expanding 529 plans and rewarding responsibility. Read More