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Boehner Statement on the Passing of Former President Gerald Ford

December 26, 2006

House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) issued the following statement on the passing of former President Gerald Ford: Read More

Boehner Statement on President Bush’s Comments About Possible Legislation to Increase the Minimum Wage

December 19, 2006

House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) today issued the following statement on President Bush’s comments about possible legislation to raise the minimum wage:"Earlier this year, House Republicans voted overwhelmingly to pass a jobs-neutral bill that would have raised the minimum wage without destroying jobs and hurting the very families a minimum wage hike is supposed to help. Our hope and expectation is that the incoming Democratic majority will allow Republicans the opportunity to offer and support similar legislation that President Bush can sign into law. Read More

Boehner Statement on Proposal to Create Select Intelligence Oversight Panel

December 13, 2006

U.S. House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) today issued the following statement after Speaker-elect Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) offered a proposal to create a Select Intelligence Oversight Panel:“I appreciate the incoming Speaker’s efforts to reach out to Republicans in hopes of continuing to improve congressional oversight of America’s intelligence systems. Read More

Boehner Announces New Spokesman for Republican Leader’s Office

December 12, 2006

U.S. House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) today announced that Brian Kennedy will serve as his Spokesman and Press Secretary, replacing Kevin Madden, who recently joined the staff of Governor Mitt Romney (R-MA). Boehner issued the following statement:“As we work to earn the majority back, Republicans will need to effectively communicate our positions on the most critical issues facing the American public. Read More

Boehner Praises Passage of Tax Relief, Health Savings Account Measure

December 07, 2006

House Majority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) released the following statement after the House passed the Tax Relief and Health Care Act (H.R. 6111):“By extending important tax relief for working families, House Republicans are ensuring that those who keep our economy moving forward get to keep a little more of their hard-earned money. For example, this bill extends state and local sales tax deductions and deductions for teachers’ out-of-pocket classroom expenses. Read More