Speaker's Blog

Speaker Boehner Invites Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu to Address Congress

January 21, 2015

"In this time of challenge, I am asking the Prime Minister to address Congress on the grave threats radical Islam and Iran pose to our security and way of life." Read More

Watch the Republican Address to the Nation

January 20, 2015

Tonight, Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) delivered the Republican Address to the Nation, highlighting common sense solutions to create more jobs by passing the Keystone XL pipeline, expanding trade, boosting manufacturing in the United States, strengthening cyber security, and reforming the tax code for all hardworking Americans. Please watch this enhanced version of the address to hear more from a veteran, hard-working mother, respected new Senator, and a truly great American: The Honorable Joni Ernst. Read More

Boehner Statement on the State of the Union Address

January 20, 2015

“Finding common ground is what the American people sent us here to do, but you wouldn’t know it from the president’s speech tonight. While veto threats and unserious proposals may make for good political theater, they will not distract this new American Congress from our focus on the people's priorities.” Read More

FULL TEXT: Sen. Joni Ernst Delivers the Republican Address to the Nation

January 20, 2015

“We heard the message you sent in November — loud and clear. And now we’re getting to work to change the direction Washington has been taking our country.” Read More

SOTU FACT: “Better Politics"? President Blocks Middle-Class Jobs

January 20, 2015

CLAIM: “Imagine if we broke out of these tired old patterns.  Imagine if we did something different.” (President Obama, State of the Union address, January 20, 2015)  SOTU FACT: Tonight, the president called for a better, more collaborative politics, and yet he has already threatened to veto four jobs bills that have passed the House with bipartisan support, including:   Read More