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Boehner: School Choice Program "Making a Real Difference for Disadvantaged Students in Our Nation's Capital"

June 15, 2008

House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) today pointed to the progress made by low-income Washington, D.C. students participating in the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program, as highlighted in a new report released this afternoon by the U.S. Department of Education.  Notably, the report detailed reading gains made by students participating in the program and also underscored continued high parental satisfaction with the program and with the safety of their children’s new schools. Read More

Behind the Empty Rhetoric, Democrats Repeatedly Vote Against Proposals to Lower Gas Prices, Address the Energy Crisis

June 15, 2008

In a recent press release, Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) boldly claimed that Democrats “are working to reduce our dependence on foreign oil and reduce gas prices …”  But one only has to look behind the empty rhetoric at her record – and that of her entire Democratic Caucus – to know that when given the opportunity, House Democrats have voted AGAINST measures to lower gas prices and address the energy crisis time and time again.   Read More

Democrats' Disingenuous Claims on "Use It or Lose It" Energy Bill Proven False

June 15, 2008

According to AAA, gas prices have surged to $4.08 per gallon today – a full $1.75 higher than they were on January 4, 2007 – Rep. Read More

Republican Leader John Boehner Appears on CNN's Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer

June 14, 2008

Appearing this morning on CNN Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer, House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) discussed the passing of NBC bureau chief and Meet the Press moderator Tim Russert.  He also discussed House GOP prospects this fall, the Republican energy plan to help lower gasoline prices, and GOP efforts to keep taxes low for middle class families.  Excerpts and full video of Boehner’s interview follow: Read More

As Weekend Begins, House GOP Takes Its "All of the Above" Energy Message Directly to the American People

June 12, 2008

While American families are heading into yet another weekend destined to bring with it even higher gas prices, Congress has once again gone home without acting on a comprehensive plan to lower the price at the pump.  As a result, when they see their constituents over the weekend, the Democrats who control Congress are likely to get an earful about their outright opposition to increasing production of American energy to help bring down surging gas prices.  In spite of the Democrats’ refusal to act, House Rep Read More