Speaker's Blog

BUSH ECONOMIC BOOM: EVEN MORE ECONOMIC GROWTH IN THE FORECAST

June 08, 2006

Yesterday, the Bush Administration released its updated economic forecast that demonstrates the ongoing Bush Economic Boom will continue to foster a robust economy and sustained job creation. From today’s Wall Street Journal: Read More

TELECOM BILL PROMOTES INNOVATION, STRONGER ECONOMY, MORE AMERICAN JOBS

June 07, 2006

Today, the House is considering the Communications Opportunity, Promotion, and Enhancement Act (H.R. 5252), bipartisan legislation that will deliver more choices and lower prices for consumers of cable TV and Internet services. Sponsored by Chairman Joe Barton (R-TX) and Rep. Read More

MARKEY AMENDMENT WILL STRANGLE INTERNET, STIFLE INNOVATION, KILL AMERICAN JOBS

June 07, 2006

Under the guise of promoting consumer freedom, an amendment proposed by Rep. Ed Markey (D-MA) to the bipartisan Communications Opportunity, Promotion, and Enhancement Act (H.R. 5252) would stifle innovation and entrepreneurship, and kill American jobs. This amendment, which would create an unprecedented Internet regulatory structure on a massive scale, was soundly defeated in both subcommittee and full committee on a bipartisan basis. Read More

GOP FISCAL DISCIPLINE, SURGING ECONOMY MAKING REAL PROGRESS IN DRIVING DOWN DEFICIT

May 31, 2006

It’s a simple fact: Keeping taxes low, coupled with fiscal restraint and economic growth, is providing greater-than-expected tax revenues to the federal government and making real progress in driving down our deficit. Read More

“NOT ONE DOLLAR MORE. PERIOD.”

May 03, 2006

On the day the Senate passed its version of the emergency supplemental spending bill, House Majority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) made very clear today the House of Representatives is committed to fiscal discipline and will not consider an emergency supplemental spending package that goes above President Bush’s request. Read More

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