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Boehner Op-Ed: When Will Democrats Heed America's Call For More American Energy? (Townhall.com)

July 02, 2008

Prior to leaving Washington, D.C. for the Independence Day district work period, I promised Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and other Democratic leaders that my Republican colleagues and I would be right back on the House floor on July 8, fighting for a vote on our “all of the above” plan to increase American energy production, encourage more efficiency and conservation, and promote the use of alternative fuels and biofuels. I spent the first part of this Fourth of July week in Washington state with my GOP colleagues Reps. Read More

Republicans Can Bring America Lower Energy Costs (Cincinnati Enquirer)

May 23, 2008

According to a recent survey conducted on behalf of the Kaiser Family Foundation, the price at the pump has become our nation's top economic concern. And with summer nearing, you can be sure that as gas prices inevitably increase further, so too will the anxiety of cash-strapped families and small businesses in the Tristate and across the country. In fact, AAA reported last week that Memorial Day travel will decrease this year as a result of soaring fuel costs. Read More

Republicans Unveil Energy Agenda (Washington Times)

May 21, 2008

By John Boehner - Washington is broken, and families and small businesses across the country are feeling the effects — especially as a result of soaring gas and food prices, runaway health care costs, and a housing downturn that has cascaded throughout the economy. House Republicans have worked for over 16 months to expose how the Democratic majority's "tax, spend, and regulate" agenda is precisely the wrong approach during these difficult days. Read More

Farm Bill Yet Another Example of Democrats' Broken Promises on Earmark Reform (Townhall.com)

May 11, 2008

There’s something fishy in the Farm Bill, and taxpayers should beware. It’s a $170 million earmark for the salmon industry, quietly tucked into the mammoth bill at the last minute by Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Rep. Mike Thompson (D-CA). I don’t know much about the salmon industry. Perhaps Pelosi and Thompson can explain why it was necessary to earmark $170 million of the taxpayers’ money with no public scrutiny or debate. Read More

Follow the Money Trail to See Why Dem Congress Shields Trial Lawyers (Examiner)

May 08, 2008

A scandal has been emerging in the trial lawyer industry. It points to a potentially cancerous growth in our economy that is killing jobs and hampering prosperity at a time when families are being pummeled by the rising cost of living. What are Democrats in Congress planning to do about it? Read More