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Ending Earmarks

October 02, 2015

25 years ago, before John Boehner ever set foot inside the halls of Congress and before the "bridge to nowhere" was even a thing, he made a promise to the people of Ohio's 8th District who elected him: no earmarks, period. Read More

Boehner on GOP Priorities: More Jobs, Less Spending, No Earmarks

May 22, 2014

And as long as I’m Speaker, there will be no earmarks. Read More

Boehner Touts Earmark-Free, Jobs-Focused Water Resources Bill

May 20, 2014

And it’s the first time that this bill’s ever been produced where there are no earmarks in this bill. And it’s a significant policy achievement... Read More

Boehner: “As Long As I’m Here, No Earmarks”

May 12, 2014

In an interview with Fox News’ Maria Bartiromo, Boehner responded to reports that top Senate Democrats are pushing to bring back earmarks, which have been banned by House Republicans since 2010. Read More

Infographic: How the U.S. House is Leading on #OpenGov

June 06, 2013

The U.S. House of Representatives is more open and transparent than ever under Speaker John Boehner and the Republican majority. Read More

House Republicans Renew Earmark Ban for 113th Congress

November 16, 2012

The House Republican majority in the House of Representatives has renewed the landmark ban on earmarks for the 113th Congress. Speaker John Boehner “has been a longtime proponent of the earmark ban,” reports The Hill, “having never requested any so-called ‘pork barrel’ spending during his tenure in the House.” Read More

Boehner Op-Ed in Politico: Change direction of federal spending

April 13, 2011

"Today, the people’s House is due to vote on a bill that cuts $315 billion from the federal budget over the next 10 years — the largest non-defense spending cut in our history, earmark-free and with zero tax hikes. These are real cuts." Read More

GOP Bans Earmarks: When Will Democrats Listen to the American People?

November 17, 2010

House Republicans today unanimously adopted a resolution offered by Representative-elect Sean Duffy (R-WI) to ban earmarks in the people’s House.  Mr. Duffy will soon represent the same district as current Appropriations Chairman David Obey (D-WI), author of the infamous “stimulus” bill.  But when will congressional Democrats hold a similar vote, and when will President Obama call on them to do so? Read More

Boehner Speech Opposing Farm Bill & Its Pork-Barrel Earmarks

May 14, 2008

House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) today spoke on the floor of the House of Representatives in opposition to the Farm Bill conference report that would expand taxpayer-funded government subsidies and force taxpayers to fund a “Trail to Nowhere” land swap in Vermont, a $250 million earmark for “forest fish” in Montana, and a $170 million earmark for the salmon industry secured in part by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA). Read More

Boehner Raps Congress for Cutting Kids' Reading Programs While Spending Billions on Earmarks

March 05, 2008

In a speech today to the National Urban League’s annual legislative policy conference, House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) questioned a recent decision by Congress to cut the bipartisan Reading First initiative by hundreds of millions of dollars while simultaneously earmarking billions of taxpayer dollars for politicians’ pet projects. Read More