Speaker's Blog

CBO: House’s Border Bill Will ‘Reduce Number of Children’ Who Stay After Illegally Crossing Border

July 30, 2014

Here are two key facts about the House Republican bill to address the humanitarian crisis on our southern border. Read More

VA Access & Accountability Bill One Step Closer to the President’s Desk

July 30, 2014

Much more work needs to be done to fix the widespread problems at the VA, and it’s going to require the president to outline a long-term plan for systemic VA reform. Read More

Focusing on Jobs & Solutions to Empower All Americans

July 30, 2014

Continuing our focus on jobs, House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) today led a press conference outside the Capitol to highlight Republicans’ solutions to empower Americans at work and at home. Read More

Key Facts on House Border Bill

July 30, 2014

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... Read More

In God We Trust

July 30, 2014

On July 30, 1956, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the law that made “In God We Trust” the official motto of the United States of America.  It also mandated that the phrase be printed on all U.S. currency, including paper.  And in November 2011, the House passed H. Con. Res 13, a bipartisan bill that reaffirmed “In God We Trust” as our nation’s official motto. Read More