Speaker's Blog

Undeniable Progress: Dems' Rhetoric Cannot Hide Our Troops' Success in Iraq

March 30, 2008

Over the past year, our troops have achieved undeniable progress under the strategy of General David Petraeus in improving security in Iraq, turning the tables on al Qaeda, and paving the way for important political reconciliation to occur in that country.  The news media, an increasing number of rank-and-file congressional Democrats, and the Iraqi people themselves have acknowledged the tremendous strides made by our troops.  Even the hero of the anti-war Left and author of the blueprint to slow-bleed our troops of the resources they need to finish the job in Iraq, House Defense App Read More

House GOP Leaders to Meet with Federal Reserve Chairman Bernanke on Tuesday

March 27, 2008

House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) issued the following statement today announcing that the House GOP leadership team will meet with Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke next Tuesday: Read More

Boehner Meets Qadhafi, Urges Libyan Leader to Take Steps to Further Strengthen Bilateral Relationship

March 27, 2008

House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) met yesterday with the leader of Libya, Col. Muammar Qadhafi, as part of a multi-state congressional delegation trip, which also includes meetings with leaders in Israel, Tunisia, and Morocco.  Boehner issued the following statement on his meeting with Col. Qadhafi, which included discussions about Libya’s ongoing efforts to reintegrate back into the world community and the future of U.S.-Libya relations: Read More

Editorial Pages Take Aim at Democratic Leadership's Irresponsible Inaction on FISA

March 26, 2008

Congress is currently in the midst of a two-week Spring Break, after leaving Washington without giving our intelligence officials every tool they need to protect the American people.  And from New York to Oregon – and many points in between – editorial pages across the country have criticized House Democratic leaders for standing in the way of the long-overdue modernization of our nation’s Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) law.  Read More