The last time we counted the ways that President Obama has failed to keep his promise of running “the most transparent administration in history,” none other than The New York Times agreed, concluding, “John Boehner’s Right on Executive Secrecy.” Since then, more has been written about the Obama administration’s attempts to eliminate news coverage it doesn’t like and restrict the freedom of the press.

The Ways and Means Committee’s investigation into the scandal “uncovered three specific acts undertaken by Lerner that may have violated one or more criminal statutes.” If convicted, the committee says she could face up to 11 years in prison – which is perhaps why she has twice pled the fifth and refused to testify to Congress.

Today, the House laid down another marker by passing the Federal Reserve Transparency Act (H.R. 24), a bipartisan bill that requires the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to conduct a full audit of the Federal Reserve within one year.

WASHINGTON, DC – House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) released the following statement today after the House passed a resolution condemning the Obama administration's failure to follow the law and properly notify Congress before releasing terrorists held at Guantanamo Bay (H.Res. 644):

WASHINGTON, DC – House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) today issued the following statement after the Government Accountability Office (GAO) confirmed that the Obama administration broke the law when it released five Taliban terrorists without notifying Congress:

“Yesterday, the nonpartisan, independent Government Accountability Office confirmed what everyone capable of reading the English language already knew: the White House ignored the law when it released five dangerous Taliban prisoners without proper Congressional notification. 

Why is it that whenever there are questions surrounding the Obama administration’s actions, emails and hard drives go missing and computers miraculously crash?

The Obama administration has a bad habit: it seems to never want the American people to know what it’s really up to, and it seeks to avoid accountability at all costs.

Getting the truth for the American people isn’t just good government, it’s good for jobs and fostering solutions that will expand opportunity for all Americans.

In an interview with Fox News’ Megyn Kelly, Speaker Boehner highlighted Republicans’ ongoing efforts to hold the Obama administration accountable on several fronts, saying “the American people have a right to know what happened with regard to Fast and Furious, what happened at the IRS, what happened at Benghazi.”


Follow the progress of this bill, and the ongoing IRS investigation by bookmarking gop.gov/IRS,

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