Speaker's Blog

Four Facts to Remember About the President’s Sequester

January 29, 2015

Tonight President Obama will announce that his budget will break his sequester’s caps with tax hikes and new spending.  It’s just the administration’s latest attempt to move the goal posts on the automatic cuts the president proposed in 2011, and avoid dealing with our government’s spending problem in a serious way.  Here are a few key points to remember: Read More

Speaker Boehner Applauds Senate Passage of the Keystone Energy Jobs Bill

January 29, 2015

“After dropping his scheme to tax middle-class college savings, we hope President Obama will now drop his threat to veto this common-sense bill that would strengthen our energy security and create thousands and thousands of new, good-paying American jobs.” Read More

A Plan to Protect & Expand College Savings

January 29, 2015

While the White House still thinks taxing college savings is a good idea, Republicans are committed to expanding 529 plans and rewarding responsibility. Read More

Background on Invitation to Prime Minister Netanyahu

January 28, 2015

Last week, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accepted Speaker Boehner’s invitation to address a joint meeting of Congress.  In the days since, there have been questions regarding the nature and origin of the Speaker’s invitation. Read More

Boehner’s Interview on Fox News’ Special Report

January 28, 2015

"While the economy seems to be going a little bit better, the average American family isn’t seeing much improvement in their daily lives. Their prices are going up, and yet their salaries aren’t going up, and they’re being squeezed. The focus needs to be the economy and jobs.” Read More