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May 02, 2006

Today, the House is considering comprehensive reforms designed to re-establish the sense of trust between the people and their government by changing the way Congress does business. The Lobbying Accountability and Transparency Act (H.R. 4975) focuses on bright lines of right and wrong, and stiffens penalties for breaking the rules by bringing greater transparency, disclosure, and accountability to government. Read More

“Chronically Negligent” Democrats Vote AGAINST Good Energy Policy

May 02, 2006

 WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Majority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) today issued the following statement after House Democrat leaders declined to support legislation to expand refinery capacity and address America’s energy needs: “The fact that Democrat leaders once again couldn’t bring themselves to support responsible energy legislation is just another reason Democrats can’t be trusted to act on behalf of working families who are suffering from high gasoline prices. Read More

Boehner Praises House Passage of Lobbying & Earmark Reforms

May 02, 2006

  WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Majority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) issued the following statement upon House passage of the Lobbying Accountability and Transparency Act (H.R. 4975): “Today’s House action marks an important step toward giving the American people a Congress that is more responsible and more accountable to the people it represents. Read More

Speaker Hastert and Majority Leader Boehner: Senate Must Use Fiscal Restraint with the Emergency Spending Package

May 01, 2006

 Washington, D.C. - Speaker of the House J. Dennis Hastert (R-IL) and House Majority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) today made the following statement regarding the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act, currently being debated in the Senate. The House in March passed its version, H.R. 4939, with a 348-71 vote. “The Senate emergency spending bill represents a huge spending spree, but the big losers will be the American taxpayers stuck with the tab. Read More

Boehner to Pelosi: Where Have Democrats Been on Energy?

May 01, 2006

 WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Majority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) today released the following statement on energy prices: “Nancy Pelosi and her Capitol Hill Democrats can’t hide from their chronic negligence of addressing America’s energy needs.  By constantly opposing responsible policies that would have increased American energy supplies and lowered gasoline prices, one has to wonder what it takes to get Democrats engaged in this critical issue. Read More