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On the GOP Agenda: Earmark Reform

August 30, 2006

“Earmark reform will be high on the agenda when Congress returns next week,” notes an article in the New York Sun: Read More


August 29, 2006

 “Gasoline prices are falling fast and could keep dropping for months,” says an article in today’s USA Today. Read More

$127 Billion: The Cost of Reid-Kennedy`s Open Borders

August 21, 2006

The Reid-Kennedy immigration bill, passed by the Senate in May over the objections of a majority of Senate Republicans, would not only weaken law enforcement, reward lawbreakers, and make our borders less secure, but according to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), American taxpayers would have to pay through the nose for it. AP reported today: Read More

Statement by House Majority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) on CBO Report Putting Cost of Reid-Kennedy Immigration Bill at $127 Billion

August 21, 2006

WASHINGTON, D.C. - House Majority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) today issued the following statement regarding a newly released report by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) that estimates the Reid-Kennedy immigration bill passed by the Senate in May would increase government spending by as much as $127 billion over the next decade: “When the House began hearings in July to study the massive Reid-Kennedy immigration bill instead of rushing into a negotiating conference with the Senate, we said it was important to examine Reid-Kennedy and learn as much as possible about the i Read More

Boehner Statement on CBO Federal Deficit Estimate

August 16, 2006

WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Majority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) released the following statement today in response to an official announcement by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimating the federal deficit will dramatically decline to $260 billion this year, down from last year’s deficit of $319 billion: “The federal budget deficit is being erased as a result of the pro-growth economic policies implemented by a Republican Congress, along with renewed focus on spending taxpayer dollars wisely. Read More