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Boehner Speech on Opening Day of 110th Congress

January 03, 2007

OPENING DAY OF THE 110th CONGRESSJANUARY 4, 2007(Remarks as Prepared)Madame Speaker. . .Leader Hoyer. . .my distinguished colleagues: welcome. I’d particularly like to welcome our new colleagues. It is an honor and privilege to serve in this great institution, and I’d like to thank you in advance for the sacrifices and contributions you’ll make to this body. Read More

Boehner Floor Statement For Terrorist Tribunals

September 26, 2006

In the years since 9/11, we’ve been focused on a vital goal: stopping terrorist attacks before they happen. Establishing a military tribunal system to extract information from terrorist suspects and bring terrorists to justice is a top priority in that effort. I commend Chairman Hunter and Chairman Sensenbrenner for their work and leadership on this bill. To stop terrorist attacks before they happen, we need to be able to interrogate terrorist suspects, find out what they know, and put them on trial. Read More

Boehner Floor Statement on Earmark Reform

September 13, 2006

Mr. Speaker, today is an important day for the House as an institution. There has been much written this year about the practice of earmarking, which has allowed lawmakers to anonymously insert spending projects into bills without scrutiny or significant debate. It’s a major source of frustration for the American people, and for those of us who believe we need greater accountability and transparency in the way Congress operates.Earlier this year I – along with many of my colleagues – called for reforms to the earmark process. Read More

Boehner Floor Statement on September 11th Resolution

September 12, 2006

House Majority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) today delivered the following remarks on the House floor on the 9/11 resolution: Today, the U.S. House of Representatives is taking up legislation marking the five year anniversary of the terror attacks of September 11, 2001. We remember the lives of the victims -- the many moms, dads, children, grandparents, friends and neighbors. We honor the police officers and the firefighters. We salute the bravery and sacrifice of rescue workers, EMT personnel, and first responders. Read More