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House Leadership Statement on Senate Agreement

December 31, 2012

“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.” Read More

Boehner: President Obama Should Lead, Not Cast Blame

December 30, 2012

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

McConnell to Senate Democrats: “Bring This House-Passed Bill Up” to Stop All Tax Hikes

December 21, 2012

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.” Read More

Speaker Boehner: House Has Passed Bills to Avert Entire Fiscal Cliff; Now President Obama & His Senate Must Take Action

December 21, 2012

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... Read More

Speaker Boehner on Fiscal Cliff: “The House Will Act Today & It Will Be Up to Senate Democrats & the White House to Act”

December 20, 2012

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

House to Vote to Cut Spending, Replace Defense ‘Sequester,’ Protect Millions from Tax Hikes

December 20, 2012

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. Read More

President Obama’s Fiscal Cliff Plan Fails His Own Definition of “Balance”

December 19, 2012

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. Read More

Joint Tax Committee Confirms GOP Bill a $3.9 Trillion Tax Cut

December 19, 2012

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. Read More

Speaker Boehner: House Bill Prevents Tax Hike on Millions of Americans, Says President & Senate Dems Must Act

December 19, 2012

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

Boehner Principle: Spending Cuts Must Exceed Debt Hike

December 17, 2012

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. Read More