Speaker's Blog

So-Called "Freedom of Choice" Act Would Deepen the Tragedy of Roe v. Wade

January 22, 2009

Today marks the 36th anniversary of Roe v. Wade.  Since that fateful decision was handed down by the U.S. Supreme Court, nearly 50 million abortions have been performed. Read More

Boehner Statement on Guantanamo Executive Order

January 21, 2009

House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) issued the following statement after President Obama signed an executive order calling for the closure of the terrorist detainee facility at Guantanamo Bay: Read More

Boehner Statement Opposing the Release of Additional TARP Funds

January 21, 2009

House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) today issued the following statement opposing the release of additional taxpayer funds from the Troubled Assets Relief Program (TARP): Read More

Boehner on Economic Recovery: "Somebody Has to Look Out for the Taxpayers & Believe Me, Republicans are Going to Do That"

January 21, 2009

At his weekly press briefing this morning, Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) announced that the House GOP leadership will meet with President Barack Obama next week to discuss economic stimulus legislation currently being drafted in Congress.  The leaders plan to present the President with Republican solutions to strengthen economy through fast-acting tax relief – rather than slow-moving and wasteful government spending – to allow American taxpayers, small businesses, the self-employed, and entrepreneurs to keep more of what they earn.   Read More

Wall Street Journal & Fox News: Nonpartisan CBO Says Democrats' Plan Spends Too Much, Too Late

January 21, 2009

House Republicans believe the quickest and most effective way to create jobs and get our economy moving again is through fast-acting tax relief, not the slow-moving and wasteful government spending that dominates the larded-up plan supported by Democrats on Capitol Hill.  And this morning, the Democratic plan endured another blow – this time from the Wall Street Journal, which not Read More