Speaker's Blog

Key Dem Senator On Health Care: "The House Has A Right To Be Skeptical"

March 09, 2010

Washington Democrats don’t have the American people on their side in the health care debate, and they don’t seem to have each other’s backs either.  Take yesterday: first, a disconnect on the latest health care deadline prompted a “public dispute” between the White House and House leaders.  Hours later, Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) said that “ Read More

Boehner: “Why Can’t We Crack Down on Fraud Without a Big Government Takeover of Health Care?”

March 09, 2010

            House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) released the following statement today on President Obama’s health care speech in St. Louis, Missouri, in which he will announce a new plan to use private contractors to investigate Medicare and Medicaid fraud:  Read More

Bipartisan Group of Governors Tell EPA to Stop its Backdoor National Energy Tax

March 09, 2010

            House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) today highlighted a bipartisan letter from 20 Governors asking the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to halt its job-killing, backdoor national energy tax. Boehner issued the following statement: Read More

Joint Statement by House Republican Leaders on GOP Proposal to Unilaterally Ban Earmarks

March 09, 2010

            The following joint statement was issued today by House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH), Republican Whip Eric Cantor (R-VA), Republican Conference Chairman Mike Pence (R-IN), Policy Committee Chairman Thaddeus McCotter (R-MI), Conference Vice-Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), Conference Secretary John Carter (R-TX), National Republican Congressional Committee Chairman Pete Sessions (R-TX), Rules Committee Ranking Republican David Dreier (R-CA), Chief Deputy Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), and Republican Leadership Read More

Boehner: Resolution a “Dangerous and Irresponsible” Waste of Time

March 09, 2010

            House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) issued the following statement today on the House Democratic Leadership’s decision to consider Rep. Kucinich’s resolution forcing American Armed Forces in Afghanistan to immediately abandon that country: Read More