Speaker's Blog

With Deficit Down, Dems All Talk & No Action on Fiscal Discipline

August 16, 2006

Pro-growth economic policies implemented by a Republican Congress, coupled with renewed focus on spending taxpayer dollars wisely, have made real progress in driving down the federal deficit. Read More

Republicans Focus on Securing Our Homeland... Despite Opposition From Democrats

August 13, 2006

House Republicans have built a strong homeland security record by constructing policies reliant on strength and purpose, rather than confusion and defeat.  Achieving victory in the Global War on Terror requires multiple tactics and approaches -- local, state, and federal law enforcement, Ameri Read More

Pension Reforms A "Win Win" For Workers and Employers

August 09, 2006

The positive reviews of the Pension Protection Act (H.R. 4) continue to roll in, both in preserving retirement benefits for those relying on traditional pension plans, but also helping workers save and invest more wisely in 401(k) retirement savings plans. In a column for the Associated Press, Eileen Alt Powell wrote the following: “The 401(k) retirement savings plan is getting the biggest overhaul in its 25 year history.” Read More