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Boehner Statement on Iraqi Authorities Successfully Capturing the #2 al Qaeda Terrorist Leader in Iraq

September 02, 2006

House Majority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) today issued the following statement after Iraqi authorities arrested the terrorist Hamed Jumaa Farid al Saaydi, the number two al Qaeda leader in Iraq who has led terrorist attacks throughout the country: “Step by step, Iraqi authorities are combating insurgent violence and securing their country, and today’s successful capture of the terrorist al Saaydi and 20 of his al Qaeda associates represents another important milestone in that effort. Read More

Job Gains the Latest Sign of Strong U.S. Economy

August 31, 2006

U.S. House Majority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) highlighted the latest job gains announced this morning by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL).  Approximately 128,000 jobs were created in August for a total of more than 5.7 million new jobs since August 2003.  The nation’s unemployment rate fell to 4.7 percent.  Boehner issued the following statement: “The American economy is strong and - as today’s job gains make clear - it continues to provide more economic opportunity and higher wage jobs to working families across the country. Read More

House GOP Agenda: National Security, Homeland Security & Border Security

August 30, 2006

WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Majority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) today offered an overview of House Republicans’ September legislative agenda.  Further details will be announced in the coming days.  He issued the following statement: “From homeland security to national security to border security, House Republicans will focus first and foremost on addressing the safety and security needs of the American people throughout the month of September.   Read More

On the GOP Agenda: Earmark Reform

August 30, 2006

“Earmark reform will be high on the agenda when Congress returns next week,” notes an article in the New York Sun: Read More

Earmark Expletives vs. Fiscal Discipline

August 30, 2006