Speaker's Blog

"Knock Knock" ... "Who's There?" ... "House Democrats' 'Energy' Agenda"

July 13, 2008

After yet another week without action to increase the supply of American energy to help bring down gas prices, Democratic leaders attempted to regroup over the weekend and craft an “agenda” of ostensibly pro-energy production bills that will actually do little or nothing to increase the supply of American energy.  And, even more laughably, Democrats have for years been actively working against some of the policies they are now proposing.  Let’s take a closer look at the Democrats’ latest “ Read More

Boehner: Only Democratic Leaders Stand in the Way of Deepwater Energy Exploration to Help Lower Gas Prices

July 13, 2008

House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) today issued the following statement on President Bush’s planned announcement that he will lift the presidential ban on the exploration of oil and gas in the Outer Continental Shelf far off U.S. Read More

Boehner-Blunt Statement on the Mortgage Industry

July 12, 2008

House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) and Republican Whip Roy Blunt (R-MO) issued the following statement on the U.S. mortgage industry following Treasury Secretary Paulson's announcement this evening:“We stand ready to work with Secretary Paulson and congressional Democrats to take appropriate steps to ensure the soundness of our mortgage markets.”##### Read More

Boehner Statement on the Passing of Tony Snow

July 11, 2008

House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) today released the following statement on the passing of former White House Press Secretary Tony Snow:  “Churchill said, ‘I like a man who grins when he fights’ and that was Tony Snow.  For 35 years, as a writer, broadcaster, and spokesman, he fought fiercely for what he believed in, and he did it with a smile on his face and a twinkle in his eye.  His loss is a loss for our country.  His newspaper columns and television and radio shows illumina Read More

After Endless Promises of "Energy Independence," Speaker Pelosi Now Threatens to "Pack It Up and Go Home"

July 10, 2008

Just as some Democrats in both the House and the Senate are beginning to heed the American people’s calls for more American energy production, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has threatened to do something quite different.  She’d rather “pack it up and go home.”  That’s right.  As families and small businesses are paying $4.10 per gallon for gasoline, according to AAA, Speaker Pelosi would rather “pack it up a Read More