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Boehner Announces Republican Appointments to House Select Intelligence Oversight Panel

January 23, 2007

House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) announced today that he has appointed five Members to serve on the House Select Intelligence Oversight Panel for the 110th Congress. The panel is part of the Appropriations Committee and all appointed Members currently serve on either the Appropriations or Intelligence Committee. Republican Members appointed to the panel are: Read More

Boehner Statement on Privileged Resolution to Condemn Abuses by Democrat-Controlled Congress

January 23, 2007

U.S. House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) expressed disappointment today concerning Democrat leaders’ decision to deny rights to the opposition in an unprecedented manner never witnessed under previous House majorities, Democrat or Republican. Republicans offered a privileged resolution on the House floor to protest actions taken yesterday by the Democrat-controlled House Rules Committee: Read More

Boehner Statement on the President’s State of the Union Address

January 22, 2007

House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) tonight released the following statement on the President’s State of the Union Address:“The President has laid out a series of ambitious proposals addressing the nation’s priorities, and I hope Congress will give each a fair hearing. If Democrat leaders are going to oppose the President’s agenda, they have an obligation to present their own alternatives. Read More

Dem Power Grab: House Republicans Oppose Controversial Rule Change

January 22, 2007

Four of the five Delegates to the U.S. House represent territories that are exempt from U.S. federal income taxes. Do House Democrats really support allowing Delegates who are exempt from U.S. federal income taxes to raise taxes on the rest of the American people?In a outright “power grab,” House Democrats tomorrow will bring to the floor a controversial rule change designed to give them extra votes on House legislation. Their proposal provides Delegates and Non-Members of the House, of which four out of five are Democrats, voting power on the House floor. Read More

Democrats revisit “Greedy Power Grab”

January 21, 2007

This week, House Democrats will attempt to push through a highly controversial rule change giving Delegates and Non-Members of Congress a vote on the House floor. Democrats first instituted the rule in 1993, but it was later withdrawn when Republicans took the majority. This “power grab” is a prime example of how the party in power isn’t as much a new majority as it is a former majority reverting back to the same short-term political gain politics from the early 1990s. Read More

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