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Boehner Floor Statement on Earmark Reform

September 13, 2006

Mr. Speaker, today is an important day for the House as an institution. There has been much written this year about the practice of earmarking, which has allowed lawmakers to anonymously insert spending projects into bills without scrutiny or significant debate. It’s a major source of frustration for the American people, and for those of us who believe we need greater accountability and transparency in the way Congress operates.Earlier this year I – along with many of my colleagues – called for reforms to the earmark process. Read More

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

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

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