Speaker's Blog

As Democrats' "Stimulus" Price Tag Reaches $700 Billion, House GOP Promotes Economic Growth Plan Based on Tax Relief, Job Creation

November 23, 2008

As families and small businesses struggle through the economic slowdown, Washington Democrats continue to lay the groundwork for a blizzard of new taxpayer-funded government spending…and the price tag of the plan keeps on rising.  Today, it stands at as much as $700 billion, according to the Washington Post, and Congress hasn’t even started drafting it.  In this morning’s Read More

On Fox News Sunday, Boehner Urges President-Elect Obama to Take Tax Hikes Off the Table

November 22, 2008

In an appearance this morning on Fox News Sunday, House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) highlighted his plan to create jobs and spur a rapid economic recovery through tax relief for families and small businesses and an “all of the above” energy plan, urging President-elect Barack Obama not to raise taxes during his first two years in office as the United States emerges from difficult econ Read More

Boehner Urges Chairman Waxman to Drop Support for Bill to Impose Harsher Restrictions on Automakers

November 20, 2008

House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) today wrote to newly-elected Chairman of the Energy & Commerce Committee, Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA), urging him to reconsider his support of legislation (H.R. 5560) that would allow his home state of California to impose stricter automobile regulations than the rest of the country.  Boehner expressed concern to Rep. Waxman that the legislation would further impede American automakers from competing effectively during this already difficult time for the industry.  Read More

Boehner: GOP Firmly Against 'Card Check'

November 20, 2008

Featured in tomorrow's Washington Times: House Republican Leader John A. Boehner said Democrats' use of secret ballots to chose its leadership was ironic because the party wants to nix workers' rights to a secret voting in deciding whether to unionize. "The secret ballot election is a cornerstone of our American democracy," Mr. Boehner, Ohio Republican, said Thursday. Read More

House Democrats Enjoy Secret Ballot Rights for Themselves, While Denying Them for American Workers

November 19, 2008

House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) today highlighted the irony of House Democrats’ use of a secret ballot process to select the Chairman of the Energy & Commerce Committee for the 111th Congress – a right they support taking away from workers during union elections in the workplace.  Earlier this week, the powerful chair of the House Rules Committee, Rep. Read More