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Speaker Boehner Visits Economic Renewal Site in Rio’s Videgal Favela

January 09, 2012

Standing alongside Rio de Janeiro State Security Secretary Jose Mariano Beltrame, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) today praised Brazil’s aggressive efforts to spur economic revitalization, social re-integration, and job creation in its favela communities, long dominated by violent crime and joblessness. Boehner is the first U.S. House speaker in modern history -- and possibly the first speaker ever -- to visit one of Rio's favelas, symbolizing the progress being made toward bringing economic vitality to the communities. Read More

Weekly Address Highlights: Rep. Nan Hayworth on GOP Jobs Bills & Full-Year Payroll Tax Relief Extension

January 07, 2012

In the Weekly Republican Address, Rep. Nan Hayworth (R-NY) highlights Republicans’ Plan for America’s Job Creators and House-passed jobs bills awaiting action in the Democratic-controlled Senate.  Among those bills is legislation that incorporates key elements of the president’s jobs plan, including tax incentives for business expensing, a full-year extension of payroll tax relief, and a full-year extension of unemployment insurance; Rep. Read More

Speaker Boehner Meets With House GOP Negotiators: “We’re Here, We’re Ready to Work”

December 21, 2011

Speaker Boehner and Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) met with the eight House Republican negotiators appointed to work with Senate Democrats on extending payroll tax relief for a full year. Boehner said Senate Democrats should appoint negotiators too and help prevent a tax hike on middle class families -- without hurting small business job creators, as the short-term Senate bill would do: Read More

Boehner: President Obama Must Call on Senate Dems to Sit Down & Work Towards Full-Year Payroll Tax Cut Extension

December 20, 2011

At a press conference following today’s House vote on Senate Democrats’ short-term payroll tax cut bill, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) reiterated that a two-month extension is unworkable, and will only add to the uncertainty hampering small business job creators.  Speaker Boehner also announced that eight House negotiators have been named to a conference committee on the payroll tax cut extension, and urged President Obama to call on Senate Democrats to appoint their negotiators to hammer out a long-term payroll tax cut agreement as quickly as possible.  Following is text of Speaker Boe Read More

Speaker Boehner on Extending Payroll Tax Relief for a Full Year: “Let’s Solve This Problem Now”

December 19, 2011

House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) made the following remarks at a press conference tonight urging Senate Democrats to put their vacation plans on hold, return to Washington, and work with the House to extend payroll tax relief for a full year in a way that doesn’t hurt job growth: Read More

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