Cutting waste in Washington is critical to boosting economic growth and helping more Americans find work, and we’re keeping our pledge to lead by example.  This week, the House will pass a measure that puts us on track to save taxpayers a total of $594 million – nearly a 14 percent reduction in spending on House operations under the Republican majority.  In addition, the bill:

“Meanwhile, Democrats here in Washington continue to play their usual politics, using their old playbook of pitting one group of Americans against another. And frankly, it’s pretty obvious that their efforts have failed. They’ve fallen flat because the American people are still asking the question, ‘Where are the jobs?,’ and these political votes provide no answers."


"Taxpayer dollars should be spent wisely or not at all, and the budget reforms the House has passed would make Washington live by this principle."

When Republicans took control of the House in 2011, we promised to rein in out-of-control federal spending and change the way Congress spends taxpayer money. One important step in that process was banning earmarks.

At his weekly press briefing today, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) highlighted the dozens of jobs bills passed by the House that remain stalled in the Democratic-led Senate.


One of the most important facts about the budget agreement reached by Chairmen Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Patty Murray (D-WA) is that it actually keeps the Budget Control Act’s savings intact while replacing one-time spending cuts with smarter reforms to mandatory spending programs that will produce real, lasting savings.

House Republicans have consistently worked to advance the Plan for Economic Growth & Jobs, passing numerous bills to help the private sector grow and get more Americans back to work

Speaker Boehner responded to Democrats’ latest push for more tax hikes today, making clear that there will be no budget agreement that raises taxes on American families and small businesses


Speaker Boehner responded to Democrats’ latest push for more tax hikes today, making clear that there will be no budget agreement that raises taxes on American families and small businesses, which would make it harder to create jobs.  As Boehner said:


House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) issued the following statement after the Senate rejected President Obama’s request for a trillion-dollar debt ceiling increase:

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