Speaker's Blog

Speaker Boehner Statement on Airstrikes in Syria

September 23, 2014

“I wish our men and women in uniform Godspeed as they carry out this fight.” Read More

Republicans & Democrats Come Together to Combat Sex Trafficking

September 22, 2014

Now, another bipartisan agreement is on its way to becoming law. Earlier this year, the House passed Rep. Dave Camp’s Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act (H.R. 4980). Last week, the Senate followed suit. This legislation will help fight child sex trafficking, encourage adoption, and improve the child support system. Read More

Shorter Lois Lerner: Sorry Not Sorry

September 22, 2014

The Ways and Means Committee’s investigation into the scandal “uncovered three specific acts undertaken by Lerner that may have violated one or more criminal statutes.” If convicted, the committee says she could face up to 11 years in prison – which is perhaps why she has twice pled the fifth and refused to testify to Congress. Read More

Bachus Portrait Joins House Collection

September 22, 2014

One of Speaker Boehner’s institutional responsibilities is to accept new portraits into the House’s collection. Read More

Václav Havel Bust Will Be Dedicated on November 19

September 22, 2014

A bust of Václav Havel, the first president of the Czech Republic, will be dedicated at a U.S. Capitol ceremony on Wednesday, November 19. Read More