“This is now the weakest expansion we have had in 70 years,” said Megan Greene, chief economist at Manulife Asset Management.

Speaker Boehner called for ending the oil export ban – an antiquated policy born out of the 1970s “scarcity mindset” that is standing in the way of new jobs, lower gas prices, and stronger support for our allies.

By embracing our resources, we’ll keep energy prices affordable, help create jobs, and boost our economy.

Boehner discussed the broader list of accomplishments the Republican majority has secured, including more than $2.1 trillion in spending cuts and protecting 99 percent of Americans from permanent tax increases.

Yesterday, in his office in the U.S. Capitol, Speaker Boehner signed a bill that will make it easier than ever for our nation’s veterans to start and own their own business.

The REINS Act will help by giving Congress – the people’s representatives – the opportunity to stop new rules that will hurt the economy or raise costs for hardworking families.

Te House will vote on the REINS Act (H.R. 427), legislation introduced by Rep. Todd Young (R-IN) that gives Congress an up or down vote on any major new Obama administration regulation.

It’s a vital industry, and this bill will ensure that it remains so by reducing uncertainty and empowering states – not the federal government – to do what best protects jobs and the environment.

This bipartisan action will keep construction workers on the job, and pave the way for further efforts on a long-term infrastructure plan.

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