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Boehner Statement on Plea Agreement with Rep. Bob Ney

September 14, 2006

House Majority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) today issued the following statement after Rep. Bob Ney (R-OH) reached a plea agreement with the Justice Department and pled guilty to two counts of violating federal law:“I have always known Bob as a skilled legislator and a good friend. Clearly Bob made mistakes, and he is now feeling the full weight of those mistakes. His actions violated the law, and he must be held accountable.“I support him for recognizing that he needs help with his problem with alcohol, and for seeking it. Read More

Boehner Praises House Passage of Comprehensive Earmark Reforms

September 13, 2006

House Majority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) today issued the following statement after the House passed comprehensive earmark reforms to bring greater accountability and transparency in how Congress spends taxpayer dollars: “Today was an important day for the House as an institution. Passage of these earmark reforms is a sign that Republicans are returning to the reform agenda that closed the House Bank and House Post Office, ended decades of Democrat rule in Congress, and put us in the majority 12 years ago. Read More

Boehner Praises House Passage of Secure Fence Act to Strengthen America’s Border Security

September 13, 2006

House Majority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) today issued the following statement after House passage of the Secure Fence Act (H.R. 6061), introduced by Homeland Security Committee Chairman Peter King (R-NY):“Securing our borders and stopping the flood of illegal immigration into the United States must be our first priority, and today’s vote was a major step in reaching that goal. Providing additional fencing, border infrastructure, and more state-of-the-art technology and surveillance is only the first step in Republicans’ plans to strengthen border security. Read More

Boehner & King: House Will Vote on Secure Fence Act Tomorrow

September 12, 2006

House Majority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) and Homeland Security Chairman Peter King (R-NY) today announced that the Secure Fence Act (H.R. 6061), introduced today by Chairman King, will be considered on the floor tomorrow as the first effort in a series of border security initiatives House Republicans are working to send to President Bush this year. Tomorrow, GOP leaders are expected to unveil additional border security measures they plan to act on in the coming weeks.“House Republicans believe we must address the immediate need to secure our borders,” said Chairman King. Read More

Boehner Praises House Passage of Federal Funding Accountability & Transparency Act

September 12, 2006

Majority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) today released the following statement after the House passed the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act (S. 2590):“The American people deserve to know exactly how their hard-earned tax dollars are being spent. An easily searchable database that tracks federal grants and contracts will provide greater transparency in how tax dollars are spent and strengthen accountability to ensure lawmakers spend those tax dollars wisely. Read More

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