Speaker's Blog

Flashback: Democrats Block GOP Proposal to Ease Energy Squeeze for America's Charities

August 05, 2008

While House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and her Democratic colleagues are enjoying their five-week break, high gas prices are continuing to pummel families, small businesses, and schools across the country.  But the pain at the pump reaches even further.  According to this morning’s New York Times, charities are being squeezed by high fuel costs as well.  And much like their refusal to allow a vote on the Read More

As House GOP Continues Gas Price Protest, Desperate Dems Peddle More Myths, Continue Blocking Vote on Lower Gas Prices

August 05, 2008

As House Republicans continue their nationwide gas price protest – on the floor of the House and in communities across the nation – the Democratic Majority finds itself in a most uncomfortable position.  Less than a week ago, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) adjourned the House for a five-week break, leaving American families, seniors, small businesses, schools, and charities to suffer more pain at the pump. Read More

Memo: The Energy Call to Arms Continues

August 05, 2008

M E M OTo:                   House RepublicansFrom:               House Republican LeadersRe:                   The Energy Call to Arms ContinuesDate:               August 6, 2008 Read More

House Republican Uprising Live Blog Day Two [4:43]

August 05, 2008

House Republicans finished speaking just a short time ago. Thanks again to everyone that has joined in the discussion via the comments, Twitter, or by calling. Let's keep it going! Below are quotes from some of today's final speakers as well as video from the 2pm press conference. Read More

House Republican Uprising Live Blog Day Two [3:02]

August 05, 2008

Members who have spoken on the floor of the House so far today: Ron Lewis (R-KY) Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) Kay Granger (R-TX) Louie Gohmert (R-TX) John Carter (R-TX) Jean Schmidt (R-OH) John Shadegg (R-AZ) Duncan Hunter (R-CA) Read More