Speaker's Blog

Boehner: New Poll Shows Majority of Americans Agree with Republicans, Support More U.S. Energy Production

May 28, 2008

With gas prices reaching $3.95 today – a full $1.62 higher than when Democrats took control of Congress – House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) today highlighted a new Gallup Poll that was released this morning, showing that 57 percent of Americans agree with Republicans and favor more energy exploration in the United States to help bring down the price of gasoline.  Greater American energy production is a key element of the House Republicans’ Read More

Republicans Discuss GOP Energy Plan in their Home Districts

May 28, 2008

Today from the Toledo Blade: U.S. Rep. Bob Latta (R., Bowling Green) yesterday waded into the energy policy debate in Congress on the side of expanding access to traditional energy resources - coal, oil, and nuclear power - as well as continuing the quest for alternative energies. Standing outside an Exxon station with $4.09-per-gallon gasoline for sale at State Rt. 25 and Roachton Road in Perrysburg Mr. Read More

Pelosi Premium: 21 Straight Days of Record Gas Prices; Are Democrats Paying Attention?

May 27, 2008

Gas prices hit a new record again today.  If this sounds like déjà vu, that’s because this is the 21st consecutive day that prices at the pump have hit new highs.  The national average today, according to AAA, is $3.94 per gallon.  That’s fully $1.61 more per gallon of gasoline today compared to what they were paying on January 4, 2007 – Rep. Read More

Boehner on the Radio: GOP Leader Discusses Urgent Need for More American Energy Production, Outlines House Republican Agenda

May 26, 2008

The summer driving season is now officially underway, and gas prices today average a whopping $3.94 per gallon, according to AAA, with CNN noting that American consumers have now entered the 20th consecutive day of record prices at the pump.  That means American families and small businesses are paying an incredible $1.61 more per gallon of gasoline today compared to what they were paying o Read More

Republicans Can Bring America Lower Energy Costs (Cincinnati Enquirer)

May 23, 2008

According to a recent survey conducted on behalf of the Kaiser Family Foundation, the price at the pump has become our nation's top economic concern. And with summer nearing, you can be sure that as gas prices inevitably increase further, so too will the anxiety of cash-strapped families and small businesses in the Tristate and across the country. In fact, AAA reported last week that Memorial Day travel will decrease this year as a result of soaring fuel costs. Read More