Speaker's Blog

Boehner on the Radio: House Republican Leader Highlights GOP's Comprehensive Plan to Lower Gas Prices

June 19, 2008

In a national radio interview today on The Mike Gallagher Show, House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) highlighted House GOP efforts to bring down the skyrocketing price of gasoline, which today is at a staggering average of $4.08 per gallon, according to AAA.  In the interview, Boehner highlighted the congressional Democrats’ refusal to address skyrocketing gas prices and noted that the House GOP will fight for an “all of the above” plan to lower gas prices by harnessing n Read More

House Republicans Continue Relentless Campaign to Highlight GOP "All of the Above" Energy Plan

June 19, 2008

For the third straight week, House Republicans used the House floor to focus on lowering gas prices at every opportunity.  While House Democrats scheduled a vote on legislation on the interstate sale of monkeys, they found no time help working families and small businesses deal with skyrocketing gas prices.  Even as Democrats do nothing, Republican members are speaking up.  This week House GOP members gave 25 “one-minute” speeches highlighting the Democrats’ inaction on gas prices whi Read More

On PBS' Newshour, Boehner Highlights House Republican Plan to Help Lower Gas Prices

June 19, 2008

Appearing last night on PBS Newshour with Jim Lehrer, House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) discussed with anchor Judy Woodruff the House GOP’s “all of the above” plan to reduce America’s dependence on foreign sources of energy and lower gas prices, as well as Republican efforts to keep taxes low for middle class families and expand access to quality health care for all Americans.  Boehner also previewed breakthrough legislation to give our intelligence officials the tools they need to keep America safe, while u Read More

Democrats' Countrywide Hypocrisy: No Hearings on Industry Scandals

June 18, 2008

The Republican-led Congress conducted bipartisan hearings and investigations following scandals at Enron, WorldCom, and other corporate entities during the early part of this decade, in part to address public concerns about the possibility of unethical links between high-powered lawmakers and the powerful interests they were charged with overseeing.  But the Democrat-controlled 110th Congress has no such track record.  Under Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), who once ironically pledged to “drain the swamp” in Washington, the House has s Read More

American Troops & Taxpayers Score Victories in Supplemental Funding Bill

June 18, 2008

Congressional Democrats began the 110th Congress with much fanfare, refusing to spend any money on our men and women in uniform in Iraq unless it was to bring them home after defeat, not victory.  They demanded immediate withdrawal, politically-motivated war restrictions, and language calling for retreat.  Yet the troop funding agreement announced yesterday – and spearheaded by House Republicans – will ensure that our men and women in uniform in both Iraq and Afghanistan will have all the resources they need well into the next Administration.  Read More