Flashback to January of 2011.  John Boehner is newly elected as Speaker of the Republican-led House of Representatives, and the first week on the job, the House slashes $35 million from its own budget...with the promise of much more to come.  Now fast forward to present day, and those taxpayer savings have grown to more than $782 million.  All told, that's a 14% reduction in the cost of Congress.

As Speaker Boehner says in the video above, this simply "doesn't happen anywhere else in government."


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