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GOP Leaders Announce "Statement of Principles" On Border Security, Opposition to Troubling Reid-Kennedy Proposals

June 21, 2006

Today, House Republicans announced a set of five principles to be reflected in immigration reform legislation.  Republicans want to enact a strong bill that secures our borders and puts a premium on strict enforcement of our immigration laws.  The goal is to send a bill to President Bush that reflects these principles: Read More

SMART MONEY: LINE ITEM VETO ANOTHER GOP EFFORT TO REIN IN WASTEFUL SPENDING

June 20, 2006

While House Republicans continue to make strides in exercising fiscal restraint, tomorrow the House will consider a key legislative component of the “Spring Cleaning” project, the Legislative Line Item Veto Act (H.R. 4890). Introduced by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), the line item veto reform aims to root out wasteful and unnecessary spending. Read More

The Democrats’ “Pay [More Taxes] As You Go” Ruse

June 20, 2006

This morning’s Wall Street Journal highlighted Capitol Hill Democrats’ latest ruse to raid the wallets of American taxpayers under the guise of fiscal discipline. In search of a nicer way to advocate massive tax hikes, Democrats are supporting “pay as you go” budget rules (or “paygo”) that “constrain tax cuts, not new spending”: Read More

Boehner Commends House Passage of Senior Independence Act

June 20, 2006

 WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. House Majority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) today issued the following statement after the House approved the Senior Independence Act (H.R. 5293): “Our nation’s seniors comprise an ever-growing portion of our population, and this bill modernizes federal programs to better address the needs of older Americans in the 21st Century. Read More

Boehner Praises House DOD Bill Funding Our Troops Fighting the Global War on Terror

June 20, 2006

 WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. House Majority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) today issued the following statement after the House approved the FY 2007 Department of Defense Appropriations Act (H.R. 5631): “This bill underscores Republicans’ commitment to supporting our men and women in uniform and making sure they have every available resource at their disposal to fight the Global War on Terror and protect America. Read More

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