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Boehner Statement on Republican Policy Committee Border Security Forum

September 11, 2006

House Majority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) today released the following statement at the Republican Policy Committee’s Border Security Forum:“First I’d like to thank Chairman Putnam for convening this meeting. The American people expect Congress to secure our borders and shut down the flow of illegal immigration into our cities and states. Working with President Bush and our colleagues in the Senate, that is exactly what House Republicans will work to accomplish over the next three weeks. Read More

House & Senate Have Agreement On Fiscal Transparency Bill

September 07, 2006

House Majority Whip Roy Blunt (Mo.), U.S. Senators Tom Coburn (Okla.), Barack Obama (Ill.), and Tom Carper (Del.), and Government Reform Chairman Tom Davis (Va.) today announced that they have reached agreement on legislation to increase accountability and transparency by establishing a public database to track federal grants and contracts. Read More

Boehner & Hunter: House to Vote Week of September 18 on Bill to Authorize Trial of Alleged 9/11 Mastermind

September 06, 2006

House Majority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) and House Armed Services Committee Chairman Duncan Hunter (R-CA) announced today that during the week of September 18 the U.S. House of Representatives will consider legislation to authorize military tribunals for suspected terrorists, including for alleged 9/11 mastermind Khalid Shaikh Mohammad: “In September 2001, the President stood in the rubble of the World Trade Center and vowed that the people responsible for the crimes of 9/11 would be caught and brought to justice for their crimes. Read More

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

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