Tag: Defense

Boehner Presses White House to Do More to Counter Iran

July 17, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – “Israel is our friend, and Israel’s enemies are our enemies,” Speaker Boehner reiterated at a press conference earlier today, calling on the White House to do more to counter Iran’s support for terrorists across the region.  Following are excerpts of Boehner’s remarks: “Lastly, I’d like to address the situation in Israel, which is under attack. Read More

Boehner: “Israel Is our Friend, and Israel’s Enemies Are Our Enemies”

July 11, 2014

House Republicans remain committed and focused on pushing the White House to do more to counter Iran’s support for terrorists in the region. Read More

Pres. Obama Admits Terrorists “Gaining Strength”

June 27, 2014

The president was finally forced to admit the truth in an interview with ABC News. Terrorists are “gaining strength in some places,” he said, “but we’ve also gotten a lot better at protecting ourselves.” As if the tireless work of America’s national security personnel excuses his failed foreign policy. Read More

Boehner on Iraq: Retreating from the World Stage is Not an Option

June 25, 2014

We’ve got to be engaged in Iraq; it’s in our national interest to help reverse the momentum and the spread of terrorism. Read More

From President Obama, a Speech, Not a Strategy

June 23, 2014

President Obama may have talked publicly about the terrorist resurgence in Iraq three times in a week, but he failed to lay out a comprehensive plan to reverse the momentum and spread of al Qaeda’s terrorist allies in the Middle East and Africa. Where a new strategy was missing, some not-so-subtle prodding took its place. Four times the president reminded us that he recently gave a big foreign policy speech, and seemed to hint that he really wanted us to take another listen. So let’s revisit it. Read More

Supporting National Defense and Military Readiness

June 20, 2014

"The measure also increases funding for traumatic brain injury and psychological health research as well as suicide and sexual assault prevention programs." Read More

Boehner: “The Wheels Are Coming Off” This Presidency

June 19, 2014

Speaker Boehner took the president to task for his administration’s lack of accountability on several fronts, including the struggling economy, the blatant stonewalling of the House’s IRS investigation, the failures at the VA, & more Read More

Caught Off Guard, President Owes Americans an Iraq Strategy

June 18, 2014

We spent years, vast sums of money, and – most importantly – thousands of American lives to improve Iraq’s security and make America safer. Squandering that legacy would be a tragic mistake. Read More

Speaker Boehner Statement on Iraq

June 13, 2014

"Both Congress and the Pentagon have been warning the White House about the worsening situation in Iraq, but for months it has done almost nothing." Read More

As Chaos Looms in Iraq...

June 12, 2014

What is the Obama administration’s plan to protect and preserve American troops’ hard-won gains? Confronted with that question just this afternoon at the White House, the president talked for nearly five minutes. The takeaway? After “months” of “watching” the situation, he’s not ruling anything out. Read More