Speaker's Blog

Better Solutions: Reforming the Tax Code

May 04, 2009

Some in Washington are advocating higher taxes during these difficult economic times.  They're calling for a new national energy tax that will affect every American household; higher taxes on small businesses and families; and higher taxes on investors.  Some are even calling for the middle class tax rebate Congress passed to be repealed as early as next year. Read More

Families Left Behind as Dems Cut Deals with Industry on New National Energy Tax

May 03, 2009

As our economy weakens, and families and small businesses struggle just to keep up, Democrats in Washington are reportedly resorting to making deals with the energy industry to gain support for their new national energy tax, which would impose new taxes on any American who drives a car, flips on a light switch, or buys a product manufactured in the United States.  The Washington Times reports this morning on a loophole tucked into legislation written by congressional Democrat Read More

House GOP Solutions Help Fix Economy Without Piling Unprecedented Debt on Future Generations

May 03, 2009

House Republicans have been working on ways to address the troubling economy without subjecting future generations to floods of red ink.  From a more fiscally responsible budget to an economic “stimulus” bill that would have created twice the jobs at half the cost of the Democrats’ bill, Republicans are providing the American people with better solutions that won’t leave our kids and grandkids paying Read More

Boehner Statement on the Passing of Jack Kemp

May 02, 2009

House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) today issued the following statement on the passing of former Rep. Jack Kemp: Read More

Rep. Lynn Jenkins (R-KS) Delivers Weekly Republican Address

May 01, 2009

Representative Lynn Jenkins (R-KS), today delivered the Weekly Republican Address.  Audio of the address is available here and video of the address is available here. Following is the text of Rep. Jenkins’ address:  “This is Kansas Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins.  Read More