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Boehner Statement on Troop Funding Bill

June 18, 2008

House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) today issued the following statement on the emergency supplemental spending bill to fund our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan: “This legislation represents a major victory for our troops and their families.  The men and women in uniform protecting our nation in Iraq and Afghanistan have made remarkable progress against a determined enemy.  This bill rightfully gives them the resources they need to continue their success and return home after victory, not de Read More

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June 18, 2008

Check back each week for a collection of updates from House Committee Republicans. Click on the links below to view the latest news or subscribe. Committee on Education and Labor (RSS) McKeon Statement on ADA Amendments Act Read More

Boehner: House GOP Launches Effort to Force Dem Leaders to Schedule Legislation to Increase Refinery Capacity to Help Lower Gas Prices

June 17, 2008

House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) today issued the following statement on a discharge petition filed by Rep. Phil English (R-PA) to force Democratic leaders to schedule a vote on the Expand American Refining Capacity Act (H.R. 2279), legislation authored by Rep. Read More

Boehner Statement on Supplemental Spending Measure to Fund Our Troops

June 17, 2008

House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) today issued the following statement after House Republicans and Democrats struck a tentative agreement on the emergency supplemental spending bill that will fund our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan: “This evening, Republican and Democratic Leaders in the House have reached a tentative agreement that will get our troops in the field the tools they need for victory.  I want to stress that we could have had this agreement long ago if the Democratic Leadership had Read More

Boehner: Jefferson Case Highlights the Need for Freeze on Earmarks

June 17, 2008

After this morning’s Roll Call newspaper reported that an earmark may be at the heart of the corruption charges against the family of Democratic Rep. William Jefferson, Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) renewed his call for Speaker Pelosi to shut down the earmark process in the House and join Republicans in supporting an immediate earmark freeze and real earmark reform:“This new report on Rep. Read More

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