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GOP Leaders Announce Next Steps on Border Security Reform

September 06, 2006

House Majority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) issued the following statement today after GOP leaders met with committee chairmen to discuss the field hearings held over August and how best to move forward with reforms that will make a real difference in securing America’s borders:“It was important to hear directly from our committee chairmen about the border security hearings held over August and how we can best address the immediate need to secure America’s borders. Read More

Boehner Statement on Iraqi Authorities Successfully Capturing the #2 al Qaeda Terrorist Leader in Iraq

September 02, 2006

House Majority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) today issued the following statement after Iraqi authorities arrested the terrorist Hamed Jumaa Farid al Saaydi, the number two al Qaeda leader in Iraq who has led terrorist attacks throughout the country: “Step by step, Iraqi authorities are combating insurgent violence and securing their country, and today’s successful capture of the terrorist al Saaydi and 20 of his al Qaeda associates represents another important milestone in that effort. Read More

Job Gains the Latest Sign of Strong U.S. Economy

August 31, 2006

U.S. House Majority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) highlighted the latest job gains announced this morning by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL).  Approximately 128,000 jobs were created in August for a total of more than 5.7 million new jobs since August 2003.  The nation’s unemployment rate fell to 4.7 percent.  Boehner issued the following statement: “The American economy is strong and - as today’s job gains make clear - it continues to provide more economic opportunity and higher wage jobs to working families across the country. Read More

House GOP Agenda: National Security, Homeland Security & Border Security

August 30, 2006

WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Majority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) today offered an overview of House Republicans’ September legislative agenda.  Further details will be announced in the coming days.  He issued the following statement: “From homeland security to national security to border security, House Republicans will focus first and foremost on addressing the safety and security needs of the American people throughout the month of September.   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