Speaker's Blog

8-21 GOP Uprising Live Blog [12:20]

August 21, 2008

Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA): "We face a situation today where we've locked up so many sources of energy.  Even in California we've locked up wind and solar projects." "Not a single appropriations bill has passed this year.  Why?  If they're brought to the floor Members are allowed to make amendments.  That's why the Speaker has not allowed a vote on energy." Rep. Read More

8-21 GOP Uprising Live Blog [11:46]

August 21, 2008

House Republicans have gathered for day 15 of their historic gas price protest.  Members that will be participating today include: Rep. Phil English (R-PA) Rep. Thelma Drake (R-VA) Rep. Mike Simpson (R-ID) Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA) Rep. Ralph Regula (R-OH) Rep. Read More

Speaker Pelosi Again Refuses to Commit to Giving Americans the Energy Vote They Want

August 20, 2008

Americans want a vote in Congress on an “all of the above” energy bill.  But the Democratic Speaker of the House still won’t commit to giving them one.As a new round of polling shows continued strong support from the American people for incre Read More

Boehner Praises Department of Labor for Acting to Implement Investment Advice Reforms

August 20, 2008

House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) praised the Department of Labor (DOL) today for taking the first major step in implementing key investment advice reforms to help American workers make the most of their retirement future. Read More

8-20 GOP Uprising Live Blog

August 20, 2008

Today's proceedings have concluded but will continue tomorrow in Washington D.C. and across the nation as House Republicans continue calling on Speaker Pelosi to reconvene the House and allow an up-or-down vote on the American Energy Act (H.R. 6566), House Republicans' "all of the above" energy reform plan. Read More