Speaker's Blog

Boehner Statement on the Failure of the Democrats’ Sham “Energy” Legislation

June 23, 2008

House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) today issued the following statement after the failure of the Democrats’ flawed “price gouging” legislation that contains no new energy and does nothing to help lower gas prices in the United States:“This bill was flawed policy and a rerun of a bill the Democratic Majority scheduled a year ago.  It failed first and foremost because Democrats have refused to schedule a vote on legislation supported by the American people that will actually lower gas prices. Read More

Boehner: Letter from Independent Scientists Debunks Claims by House Democrats on “Use It or Lose It” Bill

June 22, 2008

House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) highlighted the attached letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD), and himself today from Willard R. Read More

Despite Widespread Support, Democrats Refuse to Schedule Votes on Meaningful Solutions to Increase American Energy Production

June 22, 2008

Today starts Congress’ last week before the Independence Day recess, but amazingly enough, the do-nothing Democrat-controlled Congress has not scheduled a vote on a single piece of legislation this week to increase production of U.S. Read More

Boehner: Americans Loudly and Clearly Favor More Energy Production

June 20, 2008

House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) today issued the following statement – echoing the President’s radio address this morning – urging Democratic leaders to lift the 27-year old congressional ban on oil and gas exploration in deep ocean energy zones and calling on congressional Democrats to schedule legislation to increase production of American energy to lower gas prices:“Americans are enduring another weekend with historically high gas prices that are ruining their ability to enjoy the summer with their friends and families.  As the pain at the pump Read More

Speaking Democrat

June 20, 2008

House Republican Policy Committee Chairman Thaddeus McCotter gives us a primer on "Speaking Democrat": Read More