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Five Questions for Nancy Pelosi on Earmark Reform

September 13, 2006

MinorityLeader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) says if it were up to her, she would do away withearmarks altogether.  She is also one of the biggest pork barrelers inCongress.  Does she really support reform, or is this simply one moreexample of Capitol Hill Democrats who say one thing and do another? Following are five questions for Ms. Pelosi: 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

Boehner & King: House Will Vote on Secure Fence Act Tomorrow

September 12, 2006

House Majority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) and Homeland Security Chairman Peter King (R-NY) today announced that the Secure Fence Act (H.R. 6061), introduced today by Chairman King, will be considered on the floor tomorrow as the first effort in a series of border security initiatives House Republicans are working to send to President Bush this year. Tomorrow, GOP leaders are expected to unveil additional border security measures they plan to act on in the coming weeks.“House Republicans believe we must address the immediate need to secure our borders,” said Chairman King. Read More

Boehner Praises House Passage of Federal Funding Accountability & Transparency Act

September 12, 2006

Majority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) today released the following statement after the House passed the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act (S. 2590):“The American people deserve to know exactly how their hard-earned tax dollars are being spent. An easily searchable database that tracks federal grants and contracts will provide greater transparency in how tax dollars are spent and strengthen accountability to ensure lawmakers spend those tax dollars wisely. Read More