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Boehner Statement Opposing Democrats’ “Slow-Bleed” Strategy to Choke Off Funding For America’s Troops

March 22, 2007

House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) issued the following statement today after House Democrats approved the “slow-bleed” strategy designed to undermine our generals and hamstring our troops in the Global War on Terror:“After two months and two dozen flailing attempts, the Democrats’ anti-troop bill passed – and died – at the same time today. This bill will never become law, and that’s a good sign for our troops who are fighting every day to protect the safety and security of the American people. Read More

Boehner Statement on Unconstitutional DC Voting Legislation

March 21, 2007

House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) issued the following statement today prior to a House vote on legislation that violates the U.S. Constitution by conferring upon the District of Columbia the same privileges as the 50 states:“The D.C. bill before us needlessly violates the Constitution and I urge my colleagues to oppose it. Since the District of Columbia is not a state, this bill is a clear violation of Article I of the Constitution which says – very clearly – that the House of Representatives shall be ‘composed of Members chosen... Read More

Democrats Retreat from Vote on Restoring Second Amendment Rights to DC Residents

March 21, 2007

House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) issued the following statement today after Democrats retreated from voting on a proposal to restore Second Amendment rights to the District of Columbia:“On the floor of the House today, House Republicans offered a proposal to restore Second Amendment rights to the residents of the District of Columbia. Fearing that many in their party would support Second Amendment rights for District residents, the Democratic Leadership shamefully exploited a rule to kill debate and postpone the vote indefinitely. Read More

Republicans to Offer Proposal Restoring D.C. Gun Rights

March 21, 2007

Today, House Republicans will offer a proposal restoring Second Amendment rights to the residents of the District of Columbia.  Read More

Boehner: "If Democrats Were Able to Vote Their Conscience, This Bill Would Have No Chance of Passing"

March 21, 2007

Media reports point to increasing turmoil inside the House Democratic ranks over the Democratic leadership’s plan to cut off support for American troops in Iraq.  Rank-and-file Democrats claim their leaders are pressuring them to vote in favor of the pork-laden “slow bleed” bill by threatening to bar them from receiving pet spending projects if they refuse to march in lockstep.  Read More

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