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Boehner: More Job Gains Boost Economy; Republicans Working to Address Americans’ High Cost of Living

August 03, 2006

WASHINGTON, D.C. – 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 113,000 jobs were created in July, for a total of more than 5.5 million new jobs since August 2003.  Boehner issued the following statement: “Today’s job gains prove our growing economy continues to provide more economic opportunity and higher wage jobs to working families across the country. Read More

Boehner & McKeon: CBO Report Confirms that Comprehensive Pension Reforms Far Stronger than Current Law, Protects Taxpayers from PBGC Bailout

August 02, 2006

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. House Majority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) and Education & the Workforce Committee Chairman Howard P. “Buck” McKeon (R-CA) today highlighted a report from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) which confirms that under the bipartisan Pension Protection Act (H.R. 4), employer contributions to their worker pension plans would be significantly higher than under current law. Read More

Boehner Praises Overwhelming Senate Passage of Bipartisan Pension Reforms; Bill Now Ready for President’s Signature

August 02, 2006

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. House Majority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) praised Senate passage of the bipartisan Pension Protection Act (H.R. 4), which reforms outdated worker pension laws and protects the retirement benefits of American workers and retirees.  The bill passed the Senate by a vote of 93-5; it passed the House last Friday.  The bill is now ready for President Bush’s signature. Read More

Speaker & Majority Leader: A Comprehensive OCS Energy Bill Will Help Lower Gasoline Prices for American Families

July 31, 2006

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert (R-IL) and House Majority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) today commended the Senate for passing the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act (S. 3711).  It follows passage of a more comprehensive bill in the House of Representatives on June 29.  Hastert and Boehner issued the following joint statement: “The energy bill passed by the Senate is a good first step towards helping increase America’s energy supplies and reducing our dependence on foreign sources of energy. Read More