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August 01, 2006

August 22, 2006 marks the 10th anniversary of the signing of the 1996 welfare reform law. Since its enactment, the impact of this historic measure has been nothing short of dramatic. The House Ways and Means Human Resources Subcommittee, led by Chairman Wally Herger (R-CA), has released a series of six reports chronicling a decade of welfare reform successes. Read More

Divided Dems Going In Circles On Iraq

July 31, 2006

Divided and confused Capitol Hill Democrats have been united on one thing: their desire to concede defeat in the Global War on Terror. The only problem is these armchair generals can’t seem to decide on how, why, or when: Read More

Speaker & Majority Leader: A Comprehensive OCS Energy Bill Will Help Lower Gasoline Prices for American Families

July 31, 2006

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert (R-IL) and House Majority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) today commended the Senate for passing the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act (S. 3711).  It follows passage of a more comprehensive bill in the House of Representatives on June 29.  Hastert and Boehner issued the following joint statement: “The energy bill passed by the Senate is a good first step towards helping increase America’s energy supplies and reducing our dependence on foreign sources of energy. Read More

Boehner Statement on Successful Deployment of National Guard to Border States

July 31, 2006

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. House Majority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) today praised the Bush Administration for meeting its goal of deploying 6,000 National Guard troops by August 1st to assist in the effort to strengthen border security.  Boehner issued the following statement: “The administration’s rapid and successful deployment of six thousand National Guard troops to help secure our southern border is a welcome and commendable effort. Read More

Boehner Statement on Passage of Estate Tax & Extension of Tax Relief Act

July 28, 2006

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. House Majority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) issued the following statement after passage of the Estate Tax and Extension of Tax Relief Act (H.R. 5970): “Working families and family businesses deserve tax relief, not Democrat tax increases.  It is fundamentally wrong for Americans who are taxed almost every waking moment to also be taxed upon their death.  This bill also includes important tax relief for research and development and small businesses seeking to employ welfare recipients. Read More