Speaker's Blog

Boehner Urges Speaker Pelosi to Shut Down Democrats’ Proposed Censorship of the Internet

July 08, 2008

House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) today wrote to Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), urging her to join him in opposing a new rule proposed by the Democratic leadership of the House Administration Committee that would require outside websites such as YouTube to comply with House regulations before Members of Congress could post videos on them.  Under the proposal, the House Administration Committee would develop a list of “approved” websites, and Members of Congress would be restricted to only publishing content using these sites.  Calling it “new government cens Read More

Boehner Applauds Senate Passage of FISA Modernization Bill

July 08, 2008

House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) today issued the following statement on Senate passage of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) Amendments of 2008: “I am pleased this measure is finally making its way to the President’s desk.  FISA is a 1970s-era law written to protect Americans from 1970s-era threats.  This modernization was long overdue in order to keep our nation on offense and signal to our enemies that we are intent on protecting our citizens and our troops. Read More

Speaker Pelosi Admits Increased Oil Supply Will Lower Prices at the Pump ... Now Will She Schedule a Vote to Increase American Energy Production?

July 08, 2008

BREAKING NEWS: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has admitted that increasing the supply of oil will help bring down prices at the pump.  At $4.11 per gallon for gasoline, according to AAA, this acknowledgment is long overdue – and completely hollow if the Majority continues blocking votes on legislation to increase the production of American energy. In a letter sent to President Bush yesterday, Speaker Pelosi asked him to release a portion of Ame Read More

Dems "In a Bind" on Gas Prices: Democratic Leaders Continue to Defy the Will of the American People ... And of Some in Their Own Caucus

July 07, 2008

Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and her colleagues in the Democratic leadership are returning to Washington on their heels today – on the wrong side of public opinion and with no plan to lower gas prices.  With AAA reporting that gas prices have now hit $4.11, the American people continue to speak loudly and clearly in favor of more American energy production to help bring down fuel costs.  All year long, and for decades on end, Democrats have stubbornly refused to give families a Read More

Boehner Statement on Speaker Pelosi’s Call for the President to Release Supplies from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve

July 07, 2008

House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) today released the following statement on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) call for President Bush to release supplies from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve: “With her call for President Bush to release supplies from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, the Speaker is admitting yet again that increasing the supply of oil will help reduce the price of gasoline.  I agree that more supply is necessary, and so do my House Republican colleagues who have been ar Read More