Speaker's Blog

Boehner, House Republican Leaders Call for Federal Spending Freeze to Address Growing Budget Deficit

February 22, 2009

As Washington leaders gather for a White House summit on fiscal responsibility, House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) and other House Republican leaders today wrote to Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD), calling for a federal spending freeze and urging Democratic congressional leaders to scrap a massive bill that contains the largest increase in non-entitlement spending since the Carter Administration.  Congress should scrap the Read More

Boehner Condemns Provision Tucked in Democrats' Secret $410 Billion Spending Bill to Kill D.C. School Choice Program

February 22, 2009

House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) today condemned a provision tucked into Congressional Democrats’ $410 billion “omnibus” spending bill that would phase out the District of Columbia’s groundbreaking school choice program, which has provided educational opportunities for thousands of inner-city children since it was established with bipartisan support in 2004.  Boehner issued the following statement:  Read More

Back to the Future: Capitol Hill Dems Call for Largest Discretionary Spending Hike Since Carter Administration

February 22, 2009

Remarkably, as President Obama convenes a fiscal responsibility summit at the White House today, Democratic leaders on Capitol Hill are putting the finishing touches on the largest discretionary spending increase, aside from legislation after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, since the Carter Administration – a nearly half-trillion spending bill that’s due to hit the floor later this week.  The dichotomy could not be more striking. Read More

Constituents Bring Home Concern About Stimulus Debt (Boehner Op-Ed in Cincinnati Enquirer)

February 21, 2009

As Congress debated legislation to help our economy, Members on both sides of the aisle received countless e-mails, letters, and calls from Americans weighing-in on the trillion-dollar spending bill written by congressional Democrats. One particular e-mail hit home with me. Read More

Boehner Warns Raising Taxes in a Recession Will Hurt Economy, Destroy Jobs

February 21, 2009

House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) today issued the following statement reacting to media reports that President Obama's budget proposal will increase taxes on families and small businesses during a recession, and rely heavily on military spending cuts at a time when America is fighting a war against international terrorism and radical jihadism: Read More