Speaker's Blog

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

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

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

Obama Abandons Border Crisis Solution, Republicans Step Up

July 29, 2014

House Republicans plan to vote this week on legislation that will specifically and responsibly target resources. Read More