Tag: Defense

Boehner: Our Efforts to Defeat ISIL Must Be Redoubled

February 10, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC – House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) today issued the following statement in response to the death of Kayla Mueller, an American aid worker: Read More

Natural Gas Exports to Advance Our Interests

January 28, 2015

Exporting more of our natural gas would create an estimated 45,000 jobs in America, while reducing Europe’s dependence on Vladimir Putin’s hostile regime. Read More

Top 10 Omissions from the State of the Union

January 22, 2015

It all goes to show the president is stuck on the same outdated, top-down ideas that haven’t worked. Read More

Boehner: Veto Threats & Fantasyland Proposals Will Not Distract Us from the People’s Priorities

January 21, 2015

All the president really offered last night was more taxes, more government, more of the same approach that has failed the middle class for decades. Read More

SOTU FACT: President Faces Bipartisan Opposition on Iran Sanctions Veto Threat

January 20, 2015

Speaker Boehner responded to the president’s recent threat to veto Iran sanctions legislation by pledging that “no White House threat will stop us from doing the right thing to protect the United States and its allies.” Read More

SOTU FACT: President Obama’s Policies Have Made Iraq Worse and Americans Less Safe

January 20, 2015

CLAIM: "Instead of sending large ground forces overseas, we’re partnering with nations from South Asia to North Africa to deny safe haven to terrorists who threaten America. In Iraq and Syria, American leadership – including our military power – is stopping ISIL’s advance. Instead of getting dragged into another ground war in the Middle East, we are leading a broad coalition, including Arab nations, to degrade and ultimately destroy this terrorist group." (President Obama, State of the Union Address, January 20, 2015) Read More

SOTU FACT: President Obama Preparing to Repeat His Iraq Mistake in Afghanistan

January 20, 2015

CLAIM: "Tonight, for the first time since 9/11, our combat mission in Afghanistan is over. Six years ago, nearly 180,000 American troops served in Iraq and Afghanistan.  Today, fewer than 15,000 remain. ... Instead of Americans patrolling the valleys of Afghanistan, we’ve trained their security forces, who’ve now taken the lead, and we’ve honored our troops’ sacrifice by supporting that country’s first democratic transition." (President Obama, State of the Union Address, January 20, 2015) Read More

House Condemns Paris Attacks

January 20, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC – House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) today issued the following statement after the House passed H.Res. 37, a resolution condemning the recent terrorist attacks in France: Read More

Boehner Appoints GOP Members to the House Intelligence Committee

January 14, 2015

Chairman Nunes and our members are committed to ensuring our intelligence professionals have the tools and resources they need to execute their mission, as well as conducting effective oversight of the administration... Read More

President Turns His Back on People’s Priorities with Veto Threat on Bipartisan Jobs Bills

January 08, 2015

The president’s been taking steps toward more confrontation, rather than bipartisan cooperation on jobs. Read More