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


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...


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.

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

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.”

"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."

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?

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).

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.

House Republicans held a press conference today as Democrats were forced to surrender to GOP demands to bring greater transparency and accountability to the earmark rules governing the appropriations process.