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Boehner Statement on Speech by Venezuelan Dictator Hugo Chavez

September 20, 2006

House Majority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) today released the following statement on Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez’s address to the United Nations:“Hugo Chavez is little more than a power-hungry autocrat on an anti-American public relations tour -- a showboat whose speech to the United Nations was an embarrassment and an insult to the American people. Read More

Boehner: Critical National Security Program Will Continue; Terrorist Tribunal Bill on House Floor Next Week

September 20, 2006

House Majority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) today praised the tentative agreement reached between the Bush Administration and congressional Republicans to preserve the national security program for detaining and interrogating terrorists and move forward with legislation to authorize military tribunals to bring suspected terrorists to justice:“Preserving this critical program is a victory for the American people because it gives the President the tools he needs to effectively wage and win the war against terrorism. Read More

Boehner: Large Majority of Americans Support Photo ID for Voting

September 19, 2006

House Majority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) today praised House passage of the Federal Election Integrity Act (H.R. 4844), legislation introduced by Rep. Henry Hyde (R-IL) to require the use of photo ID in voting to help preserve the integrity of federal elections and prevent voter fraud:“A large majority of Americans support using a photo ID at the polls because it is a common sense idea whose time has come. This important safeguard will give the American people confidence that the fundamental integrity of their votes is being protected. Read More

Boehner Praises Judiciary Committee Passage of Bill to Prosecute Terrorists, Protect American Troops

September 19, 2006

House Majority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) released the following statement after the House Judiciary Committee passed the Military Commissions Act (H.R. 6054):“I’m pleased to see the Judiciary Committee take positive action on the Military Commissions Act today. By authorizing terrorist tribunals to fully and fairly prosecute terrorists, this bill provides the President with crucial tools for waging and winning the Global War on Terror. Read More

Boehner Praises Davis Bill to Increase Safety in America's Schools

September 18, 2006

House Majority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) joined Reps. Geoff Davis (R-KY) and Mark Kirk (R-IL) in praising House passage of the Student and Teacher Safety Act (H.R. 5295)."Parents should be able to have confidence that their children are in a safe environment while at school," said Boehner. "School officials should have the authority to handle potentially dangerous situations and take the steps necessary to intervene when the safety of our children is in jeopardy. Rep. Read More