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Joint Statement from Speaker Dennis Hastert, Majority Leader John Boehner and Majority Whip Roy Blunt on the Congressman Mark Foley Matter

September 29, 2006

Speaker of the House J. Dennis Hastert (R-IL), Majority Leader John Boehner (R-OH), and Majority Whip Roy Blunt (R-OH) today released the following joint statement on the Congressman Mark Foley matter:"Members of Congress are given the trust of the American people who have elected them to office. They are expected to live up to the highest standard by those who send them to our nation's Capitol. "The improper communications between Congressman Mark Foley and former House Congressional pages is unacceptable and abhorrent. It is an obscene breach of trust. Read More

Boehner: Terrorist Tribunal Legislation Ready for President Bush’s Signature

September 28, 2006

U.S. House Majority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) today praised swift House passage of the Military Commissions Act (S. 3930), legislation that preserves the national security program for detaining and interrogating terrorists and authorizes military tribunals to bring suspected terrorists to justice. The bill is now ready for President Bush’s signature. Read More

Boehner Hails Passage of Homeland Security Appropriations Conference Report

September 28, 2006

House Majority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) today issued the following statement after House passage of the FY 2007 Homeland Security Appropriations Conference Report (H.R. 5441), legislation that funds critical measures designed to strengthen America’s border security, secure U.S. ports, improve natural disaster preparedness and response, and support state and local first responders. After the Senate passes the measure it will be ready for President Bush’s signature. Read More

Boehner Praises Defense Authorization Bill Supporting America’s Troops & Military Families

September 28, 2006

U.S. House Majority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) praised House passage of the FY 2007 National Defense Authorization Act (H.R. 5122). After the Senate approves the bill it will be sent to President Bush for his signature. Boehner issued the following statement:“Our heroic men and women in uniform fighting to protect our country and win the Global War on Terror deserve our full support as well as every available resource to carry out their missions. Read More

Boehner Statement on House Passage of Chabot Private Property Rights Legislation

September 28, 2006

House Majority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) today praised House passage of the Private Property Rights Implementation Act (H.R. 4772), authored by Rep. Steve Chabot (R-OH):“When federal, state, and local governments make decisions that impact basic property rights provided by the Constitution, Americans should have full and open access to federal courts to pursue their claim. Congress has the responsibility to protect the Constitutional rights of every American and every citizen should be able to challenge a local government that has abused the eminent domain process. Read More

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