Tag: Pledge to America

House Continues to Keep “Open Rules” Pledge Under Speaker Boehner

June 05, 2013

The open rules, which make it easier for Members to improve bills and eliminate unnecessary government spending, are the latest manifestation of a pledge made and kept under Speaker Boehner, who two years ago promised the new Republican majority would run the institution differently than its Democratic predecessor. Read More

Speaker Boehner Highlights Republican Leadership on Jobs, Changing Washington

September 21, 2012

Speaker John Boehner today highlighted the action Republicans are taking to advance a pro-growth, pro-jobs agenda, cut spending and change the way Washington works. Read More

GOP ACTION REPORT: Rolling Back Red Tape to Help Small Businesses Create Jobs

August 24, 2012

The Republican Plan for America’s Job Creators targets excessive, burdensome federal regulations that hurt small businesses, hold back economic growth, and hamper private-sector job creation. Here’s a look at what the Republican-led House has done to roll back the red tape on American job creators: Read More

House Moving Forward on Bulk Legislative Info

May 31, 2012

The House of Representatives – which has been called the “most digitally inclined” in U.S. history – took another step today toward making bulk legislative information easily available to the public. Read More

"A Tremendous Step": House Admin Approves New Data Transparency Standards

December 16, 2011

In accordance with House rules and an initiative led by Speaker Boehner and Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA), the House Administration Committee today adopted new data transparency standards that will make “all House bills, resolutions and legislative documents … available in XML in one centralized locati Read More

New "WhipCast" App for Mobile Phones & Tablets Builds on GOP Efforts to Make House More Open & Accessible

November 15, 2011

Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) officially launched a new “WhipCast” app for mobile devices today, another step in keeping the Pledge to America to make the House more open and accessible. Click on the following links to download the version for your phone whether it’s an iOS Read More

“Most Digitally Inclined Congress in U.S. History” Opens Doors to Skype, ooVoo

June 29, 2011

Speaker Boehner said the announcement that House lawmakers will now have access to low-cost online video conferencing tools Skype and ooVoo is “another example of the new Republican majority using digital tools to better engage with and listen to the American people.” Read More

FULL TEXT: Speaker Boehner Addresses 2011 Conservative Political Action Conference

February 10, 2011

House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) today addressed attendees of the Presidential Banquet at the 2011 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) after receiving the John M. Ashbrook Award. Boehner addressed the need to “liberate our economy from the shackles of debt, excessive regulation, and over-taxation” to help create new jobs. Read More

FULL TEXT: Boehner’s Speech to the Opening Session of the 112th Congress

January 05, 2011

Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) today delivered the following remarks to the opening session of the 112th Congress. Read More

In Weekly Republican Address, Boehner Calls For “New Way Forward” Focused on Creating Jobs, Cutting Spending, & Reforming Congress

October 30, 2010

With Americans demanding a new way forward in Washington, House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) uses the Weekly Republican Address to outline solutions for ending economic uncertainty, stopping government’s spending binge, and changing the way Congress does business. Read More