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Boehner Statement on Democrats’ Decision to Fund Pork-Barrel Earmarks Instead of Military Families, Anti-Drug Efforts, Deficit Reduction

January 30, 2007

U.S. House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) released the following statement today on the Democrats’ $463.5 billion spending package. Democrats rejected a Republican amendment that would have stripped approximately $500 million in pork-barrel earmarks from the bill and used the money for military housing, anti-drug efforts, and deficit reduction:“I have consistently stated that Republicans are eager to work with Democrats for the good of the country we were all elected to serve, but that we will hold them accountable for their promises at the same time. Read More

Boehner Announces Republican Appointments to Ethics Task Force

January 30, 2007

House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) announced the appointment of four Republican Members that will serve on an ethics task force to study whether an outside enforcement entity is necessary to oversee member ethics conduct. He issued the following statement:“I appreciate Speaker Pelosi’s willingness to reach out to House Republicans and work with us on this important issue. Read More

Boehner Statement on the President’s State of the Economy Address

January 30, 2007

U.S. House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) released the following statement today in support of the President’s speech on the U.S. economy:“I applaud the President for his efforts to keep our economy strong and for working with Republicans in Congress to help American workers keep more of their own money. Republican pro-growth policies have helped businesses create more than seven million new family-wage jobs over the last three years alone. Read More

House Democrats' Giant Spending Bill Includes Hidden Earmarks | $463.5 Billion "CROMNIBUS" Includes Hundreds of Millions in Earmarks, Despite Promises to the Contrary

January 30, 2007

Yesterday House Republicans asked what is buried in the Democrats’ massive spending bill that caused them to keep it hidden from public scrutiny until the last possible moment.  Now we know the answer: contrary to Democratic leaders’ claims, the bill contains hidden earmarks that Democrats apparently hoped to ram through the House without debate. Read More

Boehner: "Defeat in Iraq is Unacceptable" | House Republicans Offer Two-Part Strategy to Help the President's New Strategy Succeed

January 30, 2007

At a press conference this morning, House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) discussed supporting General Petraeus as he implements the President’s new strategy for success in Iraq, Democrats’ criticism of the President’s new strategy, and House Republicans’ two-part strategy to help the President’s new strategy succeed. ON SUPPORTING GENERAL PETRAEUS Read More