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Boehner: Defense Bill Supports Our Troops Fighting to Keep America Safe

September 25, 2006

U.S. House Majority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) today issued the following statement after the House approved the FY 2007 Department of Defense Appropriations Act Conference Report (H.R. 5631):“Our service men and women and their families deserve our gratitude and full support for their courage and sacrifices on behalf of the American people. This bill underscores Republicans’ commitment to supporting our men and women in uniform and making sure they have every available resource at their disposal to protect America and fight the Global War on Terror. Read More

Boehner: Hostettler Bill Protects Americans’ Religious Liberties

September 25, 2006

U.S. House Majority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) today praised House approval of the Public Expression of Religion Act (H.R. 2679), introduced by Rep. John Hostettler (R-IN):“This bill takes an important step towards protecting religious liberties of all Americans. State and local governments should not have to face financial ruin simply because they want to defend their right to freedom of speech under our Constitution. This measure would prevent politically-motivated outside groups from coercing state and local governments into removing references to religion in public places. Read More

Joint Leadership Statement on Border Security Measures Included in Homeland Security Conference Report

September 24, 2006

House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert (R-IL), House Majority Leader John Boehner (R-OH), House Majority Whip Roy Blunt (R-MO) and House Conference Chair Deborah Pryce (R-OH) released this statement following the release of the Homeland Security Appropriations Conference Report:“Homeland security starts with a secure border. We’d like to thank the conferees for approving House-passed border security measures that assure the safety and security of the American people. Read More

Boehner Statement on Passage of Davis Military Personnel Financial Services Protection Act

September 20, 2006

House Majority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) today highlighted House passage of the Military Personnel Financial Services Protection Act (S. 418), which will now head to the President’s desk for his signature. S. 418 is the Senate companion bill to H.R. 458, which was introduced by Rep. Geoff Davis (R-KY) and passed the House by a 405-2 vote last year:“For too long, unscrupulous financial agents have taken advantage of our men and women in uniform through deceptive marketing tactics. Read More

Boehner: House Approves Legislation to Help Secure the Borders, Strengthen Enforcement

September 20, 2006

House Majority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) today issued the following statement after House passage of three border security initiatives, legislation that GOP leaders are working to send to President Bush for his signature this year:“The American people want action to secure our borders, and Republicans are responding with common sense legislation to enhance border security, strengthen enforcement, and ensure the safety of the American people. Read More

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