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Boehner Statement on Plea Agreement with Rep. Bob Ney

September 14, 2006

House Majority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) today issued the following statement after Rep. Bob Ney (R-OH) reached a plea agreement with the Justice Department and pled guilty to two counts of violating federal law:“I have always known Bob as a skilled legislator and a good friend. Clearly Bob made mistakes, and he is now feeling the full weight of those mistakes. His actions violated the law, and he must be held accountable.“I support him for recognizing that he needs help with his problem with alcohol, and for seeking it. Read More

Boehner Praises House Passage of Comprehensive Earmark Reforms

September 13, 2006

House Majority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) today issued the following statement after the House passed comprehensive earmark reforms to bring greater accountability and transparency in how Congress spends taxpayer dollars: “Today was an important day for the House as an institution. Passage of these earmark reforms is a sign that Republicans are returning to the reform agenda that closed the House Bank and House Post Office, ended decades of Democrat rule in Congress, and put us in the majority 12 years ago. Read More

Boehner Praises House Passage of Secure Fence Act to Strengthen America’s Border Security

September 13, 2006

House Majority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) today issued the following statement after House passage of the Secure Fence Act (H.R. 6061), introduced by Homeland Security Committee Chairman Peter King (R-NY):“Securing our borders and stopping the flood of illegal immigration into the United States must be our first priority, and today’s vote was a major step in reaching that goal. Providing additional fencing, border infrastructure, and more state-of-the-art technology and surveillance is only the first step in Republicans’ plans to strengthen border security. Read More

Capitol Hill Dems Absent In Border Security Debate

September 13, 2006

Today House Republicans will vote on the Secure Fence Act (H.R. Read More

Five Questions for Nancy Pelosi on Earmark Reform

September 13, 2006

MinorityLeader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) says if it were up to her, she would do away withearmarks altogether.  She is also one of the biggest pork barrelers inCongress.  Does she really support reform, or is this simply one moreexample of Capitol Hill Democrats who say one thing and do another? Following are five questions for Ms. Pelosi: Read More

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