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Boehner Floor Statement on September 11th Resolution

September 12, 2006

House Majority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) today delivered the following remarks on the House floor on the 9/11 resolution: Today, the U.S. House of Representatives is taking up legislation marking the five year anniversary of the terror attacks of September 11, 2001. We remember the lives of the victims -- the many moms, dads, children, grandparents, friends and neighbors. We honor the police officers and the firefighters. We salute the bravery and sacrifice of rescue workers, EMT personnel, and first responders. Read More

Boehner & King: House Will Vote on Secure Fence Act Tomorrow

September 12, 2006

House Majority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) and Homeland Security Chairman Peter King (R-NY) today announced that the Secure Fence Act (H.R. 6061), introduced today by Chairman King, will be considered on the floor tomorrow as the first effort in a series of border security initiatives House Republicans are working to send to President Bush this year. Tomorrow, GOP leaders are expected to unveil additional border security measures they plan to act on in the coming weeks.“House Republicans believe we must address the immediate need to secure our borders,” said Chairman King. Read More

Boehner Praises House Passage of Federal Funding Accountability & Transparency Act

September 12, 2006

Majority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) today released the following statement after the House passed the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act (S. 2590):“The American people deserve to know exactly how their hard-earned tax dollars are being spent. An easily searchable database that tracks federal grants and contracts will provide greater transparency in how tax dollars are spent and strengthen accountability to ensure lawmakers spend those tax dollars wisely. Read More

Couric: "It's Hard to Believe, But the Price of Gasoline Just Keeps Dropping"

September 12, 2006

Katie Couric, the new anchor for the CBS Evening News, had this to say about plummeting gasoline prices last night: “It’s hard to believe, but the price of gasoline just keeps dropping.  Nationwide it now averages $2.62 cents a gallon. That’s down 42 cents in the past five weeks.” Read More

Smart Money: Greater "Sunshine and Transparency" in Federal Spending

September 12, 2006

“It’s common sense: if you request a project, you ought to be willing to put your name on it and Read More