Speaker's Blog

Statement by House GOP Leaders on Border Bill

July 31, 2014

There are numerous steps the president can and should be taking right now, without the need for congressional action, to secure our borders and ensure these children are returned swiftly and safely to their countries. Read More

Our Solutions: Lowering Costs, Expanding Opportunity, & Helping More Americans Find Work

July 31, 2014

There are 40 bills gathering dust in the United States Senate, waiting on Democrats to act, all of which would help create more jobs in our country. Read More

Boehner: More Unilateral Actions Will Cement Legacy of Lawlessness

July 31, 2014

Let me just be clear: Such action would create an even greater incentive for more illegal crossings and make the crisis at our border even worse. That would be a grave mistake. Read More

Myths/Facts: House Republican Border Crisis Supplemental Legislation

July 31, 2014

Myth: The bill would abolish voluntary return for unaccompanied minors. Fact: The bill would make all unaccompanied minors eligible for voluntary return immediately, speeding the return of many unaccompanied minors to their home countries. Current law only allows UACs from contiguous countries to be eligible for voluntary return. Myth: This bill will result in more people getting asylum. Read More

Leaders Announce Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony Honoring Fallen Heroes of 9/11

July 31, 2014

Leaders of the U.S. House and Senate will present a Congressional Gold Medal in honor of the Fallen Heroes of 9/11 at a Capitol ceremony in September. Read More

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