Here’s a look at the major news from the week, which saw Speaker Boehner working to pass a balanced budget, pressing for the truth on Benghazi & the IRS, talking about the importance of mentoring, and much more.
President Obama says he will oppose any effort this fall by Congress to attach spending cuts and reforms to a debt limit increase. This stance puts the president at odds with the approach taken by his predecessors, Democratic and Republican alike. Coupling efforts to reduce America's debt and deficit with increases in the debt limit is a common-sense policy that has been used under Presidents Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton – and, most recently, President Obama himself.
Today, five House committees released their progress report on the investigation into the terror attack in Beghazi. The report outlines their findings and the next steps in the investigation.
The House Energy & Commerce Committee released a new report today that confirms that job creation was an afterthought as the Obama administration poured more than $10 billion into ‘stimulus’-funded energy grants with little to show for it.
Today at a press conference with Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA), Speaker Boehner addressed the new memorandum released by the House Energy & Commerce Committee on a year-long investigation into the backroom deals and secret negotiations that went on between the White House and the pharmaceutical industry to secure passage of ObamaCare – a law that is making it harder for small businesses to hire, and remains as unpopular as ever.