“The House will honor its commitment to consider the Senate agreement if it is passed. Decisions about whether the House will seek to accept or promptly amend the measure will not be made until House members -- and the American people -- have been able to review the legislation.”

House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) released the following statement in response to President Obama’s appearance on Meet the Press this morning.

To avert the fiscal cliff and ensure taxes don’t go up on everyone on January 1, Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is calling on Senate Democratic leaders to “bring this House-passed bill up” and “get this done.”

At a press conference today with Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA), House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) underscored the need for President Obama and his Democratic-controlled Senate to take action to avert the fiscal cliff...


Speaker Boehner highlighted GOP efforts to cut spending and protect Americans from President Obama’s fiscal cliff tax hikes.


The House of Representatives will vote today on two measures to shield families and small businesses from the looming “fiscal cliff” by cutting spending and protecting millions from tax hikes.

President Obama today claimed his latest solution to the fiscal cliff is a “balanced” approach with $1.2 trillion in spending cuts and $1.2 trillion in new tax revenue – unfortunately, it’s just not true.

The nonpartisan Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) says the bill Republicans will vote on tomorrow to shield millions of Americans from President Obama’s fiscal cliff tax hikes is itself a $3.9 trillion tax cut.

Speaker Boehner took the White House today to task for failing to put forth a balanced approach to resolve the fiscal cliff...


For nearly two years, Speaker Boehner has had one simple principle on the debt limit, “the Boehner Principle”: any debt limit increase must be accompanied by spending cuts and reforms of a greater amount.  This rule is the best – and maybe the only – mechanism to bring real spending cuts to Washington. In negotiations to avoid the fiscal cliff, President Obama has asked for the authority to increase the debt limit whenever he wants, however high he wants – with no spending cuts. That is never going to happen.

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