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Boehner: Democrats’ Ill-Conceived “Compromise” Moves Up Surrender Date

April 22, 2007

House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) issued the following statement after House and Senate Democratic leaders announced a compromise on the troop funding bill:“Moving up a mandatory surrender date for retreat in exchange for an open-ended timeline for its completion is not a serious compromise, it’s just plain senseless. The Democrats’ ill-conceived proposal compromises the work of General Petraeus, it compromises our troops, and it compromises the security of the American people. Read More

Boehner Statement on the Passing of Rep. Juanita Millender-McDonald

April 21, 2007

House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) issued the following statement on the passing of Rep. Juanita Millender-McDonald (D-CA):“I was saddened to hear of the passing of our colleague Congresswoman Juanita Millender-McDonald. Juanita was a dedicated public servant who honorably represented the constituents of California’s 37th District, and her passing is a great loss to the institution of the House and the American people. My thoughts and prayers, and those of the House of Representatives, are with her family, staff, and friends.”##### Read More

Boehner Op-Ed on Townhall.com: Madame Speaker, Meet General Petraeus

April 21, 2007

Boehner penned this op-ed in advance of the briefing General Petraeus will provide to members of the House -- Republican and Democrat -- next Wednesday. Read More

Madame Speaker, Meet General Petraeus (Townhall.com)

April 20, 2007

Earlier this year, top Democrats in both houses of Congress refused to attend a bipartisan briefing offered by General David Petraeus to discuss the challenges in Iraq. Next week they’ll have another chance when the General comes to Capitol Hill to brief lawmakers in the House and Senate on our progress in the Global War on Terror. Read More

Reid to Al Qaeda: You Win

April 20, 2007

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) proclaimed the “war is lost” on the same day House Democrats voted to undermine General Petraeus and our troops on the ground by tying their funding to a surrender date and arbitrary strings. The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) today released a statement urging Reid to stop his defeatist rhetoric. The statement said: Read More

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