Speaker Boehner Marks Anniversary of “Pledge to America”

House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) today marked the one-year anniversary of the “Pledge to America,” the governing agenda that was built by listening to and is focused on the priorities of the American people. Speaker Boehner released the following statement:

“Republicans pledged to listen to the American people and focus on their priorities: creating jobs, cutting spending, and removing barriers to private-sector job growth.  We’ve kept that pledge, and will continue to keep our promise to the millions of Americans who remain out of work and the small businesses hamstrung by today’s economic uncertainty. 

“In the preamble to the Pledge to America, we promised to keep faith ‘with the values our nation was founded on, the principles we stand for, and the priorities of our people.’  This pledge requires an ongoing commitment to listening to the people, allowing the House to work its will, and placing governance before politics. And while we continue to be outnumbered in Washington, we hope the President and Democrats in Congress will work with us to find common ground and help put the priorities of the American people ahead of Washington’s.” 

NOTE: Republican leaders unveiled the Pledge to America at a family-owned small business in Virginia. The Pledge and its key pillars – including creating jobs, cutting spending, and changing the way Congress works – were the byproduct of the innovative America Speaking Out project which seeks feedback and ideas from the American people on legislative proposals. Learn more about the Pledge at Pledge.GOP.Gov and follow it on Facebook at Facebook.com/PledgetoAmerica.

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