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As Pelosi Reverses Course on Earmark Ban, House GOP Will Force Vote on Full Earmark Freeze

April 01, 2008

On the day that Citizens Against Government Waste releases its annual Pig Book, which details the most egregious pork projects stuffed into federal spending bills last year, House Republicans today will force a vote on a taxpayer-funded earmark ban today aimed at ending Congress’ addiction to pork.  House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) announced that the earmark reform vote will occur as the Tom Lantos and Henry J. Hyde United States Global Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria Reauthorization Act (H.R. 5501) comes to the floor later today. Read More

Statement by House GOP Leader John Boehner (R-OH) on Democrats’ Vote to Kill Proposed Earmark Freeze

April 01, 2008

House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) today issued the following statement after the Democratic Majority in the House voted to block a vote on legislation that would have imposed a moratorium on all taxpayer-funded earmarks: Read More

Boehner Echoes Bernanke: Raising Taxes Would Slow the Economy Even Further

April 01, 2008

House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) agreed with Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke’s warning today to the Joint Economic Committee against raising taxes – a warning Bernanke gave the Committee last year as well: Read More

Boehner Statement on PEPFAR Legislation

April 01, 2008

House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) today issued the following statement after House Democrats turned back a GOP proposal to authorize funding for the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) program at the level requested by President Bush: Read More

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