Speaker's Blog

Back to the Future: Capitol Hill Dems Call for Largest Discretionary Spending Hike Since Carter Administration

February 22, 2009

Remarkably, as President Obama convenes a fiscal responsibility summit at the White House today, Democratic leaders on Capitol Hill are putting the finishing touches on the largest discretionary spending increase, aside from legislation after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, since the Carter Administration – a nearly half-trillion spending bill that’s due to hit the floor later this week.  The dichotomy could not be more striking. Read More

Constituents Bring Home Concern About Stimulus Debt (Boehner Op-Ed in Cincinnati Enquirer)

February 21, 2009

As Congress debated legislation to help our economy, Members on both sides of the aisle received countless e-mails, letters, and calls from Americans weighing-in on the trillion-dollar spending bill written by congressional Democrats. One particular e-mail hit home with me. Read More

Boehner Warns Raising Taxes in a Recession Will Hurt Economy, Destroy Jobs

February 21, 2009

House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) today issued the following statement reacting to media reports that President Obama's budget proposal will increase taxes on families and small businesses during a recession, and rely heavily on military spending cuts at a time when America is fighting a war against international terrorism and radical jihadism: Read More

Rep. Dave Camp (R-MI) Delivers Republican Weekly Radio Address

February 20, 2009

Rep. Dave Camp (R-MI), the Ranking Republican on the House Ways & Means Committee, today delivered the Republican Weekly Radio Address.  Video of the address is available here.Following is the text of Rep. Camp’s address:  “Hello, I am Congressman Dave Camp from Michigan, and I serve as the lead Republican on the House Ways and Means Committee.  Read More

Boehner to Attend White House Fiscal Summit on Monday

February 19, 2009

House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) today announced that he will attend the White House Fiscal Summit on Monday.  The Summit will be held less than a week after President Obama signed the trillion-dollar “stimulus” spending bill and just days before House Democrats are reportedly preparing to hold a vote on a half-trillion dollar “omnibus” spending bill to complete the FY 2009 appropriations process – a bill Democratic leaders wrote in secret and have refused to make public for review.  Boehner issued the following statement: Read More