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Principal Pelosi forced to Take Attendance: “Bueller?… Bueller?… Bueller..?”

July 11, 2006

Capitol Hill Democrats – adrift after failing to present a plan for securing the border, failing to produce an alternative about how best to combat terrorism in a post-9/11 world, and Read More

House Republicans Announce Plans for July Border Security Hearings

July 11, 2006

 WASHINGTON, D.C. – In conjunction with four House GOP Committee chairmen, House Majority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) today announced a series of upcoming border security committee hearings for July: “Led by GOP committee chairs, in July four committees will hold a series of hearings to examine troubling provisions in the Reid-Kennedy bill that undermine our border security efforts and do little to address the concerns of the American people. Read More

Boehner Praises House Passage of Credit Rating Reform Bill

July 11, 2006

 WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Majority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) issued the following statement today after the House passed the Credit Rating Agency Duopoly Relief Act (H.R. 2990), authored by Rep. Michael Fitzpatrick (R-PA): “This important reform bill will promote more competition and more accountability in the credit rating industry, and it will offer greater protection to individual investors as well. Rep. Read More

Boehner: Republican Policies on Fiscal Discipline, Strong Economy Proving Successful in Reducing the Deficit

July 10, 2006

 WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Majority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) issued the following statement today after the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) announced that its deficit forecast for this year has declined from $423 billion to $296 billion: “Today’s announcement is another clear signal that Republicans are making real progress on behalf of American taxpayers to reduce and eventually eliminate our deficit. Read More

Boehner: House Passes 2nd American Values Agenda Bill, Cracks Down on Internet Gambling

July 10, 2006

 WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Majority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) today issued the following statement after House passage of the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (H.R. 4411), the second bill from the American Values Agenda to clear the House: "This bill closes an Internet loophole in existing gambling laws which have provided access to gambling where it would otherwise be illegal.  This measure cracks down on the growing problems of illegal, off shore gambling, and Reps. Read More