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House Acts to Fix President Obama’s Flight Delays

April 26, 2013

Speaker Boehner released the following statement after the House passed a bipartisan bill to transfer funds within the FAA budget to alleviate the need for furloughs of American air traffic controllers Read More

Legal Experts, Airlines, Republicans, & Democrats Agree: FAA’s Hands Not Tied on #ObamaFlightDelays

April 23, 2013

Legal experts, airline officials, and members of both political parties all agree: the Obama administration – despite its protests – has options to ease these #ObamaFlightDelays. Read More

Speaker Boehner on Meet the Press

March 03, 2013

On Meet the Press, Speaker Boehner discussed the importance of addressing Washington’s spending problem, replacing the president’s sequester with smarter cuts, fixing our tax code for all Americans to help our economy grow, and more. Read More

Embarrassing: Senate Democrats Fail to Pass a Single Sequester Replacement Bill in 15 Months

February 28, 2013

“Now that today’s political stunt to raise taxes has failed, it’s time for the president and Senate Democrats to do the hard work that is necessary to pass a bill in the Senate so we can begin to resolve this issue.” Read More

POTUS “A Man on the Campaign Trail,” But Newport News Has “Little Patience” for “Serving as Political Props” for Tax Hikes

February 26, 2013

If the president spent half as much time working with Senate Democrats to replace his sequester as he has holding campaign-style events, all of this could have been avoided a year ago … Read More

White House “Moving the Goal Posts,” Using “Distortion & Confusion” to Demand Tax Hikes to Replace Its Sequester

February 24, 2013

President Obama got more than $600 billion in tax hikes (with no spending cuts) just last month, and veteran journalist Bob Woodward says the president is “moving the goal posts” in his campaign to replace his sequester with even higher taxes. Read More

Obama “Virtually Absent” from Legislative Process, Making “No Discernible Effort” to Replace His Sequester

February 22, 2013

“Obama’s been virtually absent from the legislative process” of replacing his sequester, reports Politico. After getting the $600 billion in tax hikes he wanted last month (with no spending cuts), “there has been no discernible effort by the White House to work on a bill that might pass.” Read More

White House Clearly Not Happy About Being Held Accountable for Its Sequester

February 20, 2013

The White House staff responded on its blog to Speaker Boehner’s op-ed in the Wall Street Journal and, well, it’s clear they’re unhappy about being held accountable for President Obama’s sequester. Read More

Boehner Op-ed in WSJ: The President Is Raging Against a Budget Crisis He Created

February 20, 2013

"The president got his higher taxes—$600 billion from higher earners, with no spending cuts—at the end of 2012. He also got higher taxes via ObamaCare. Meanwhile, no one should be talking about raising taxes when the government is still paying people to play videogames, giving folks free cellphones, and buying $47,000 cigarette-smoking machines. Washington must get serious about its spending problem." Read More

Speaker Boehner Statement on the President’s Sequester

February 19, 2013

House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) released the following statement after the president’s campaign-style event criticizing his own sequester. Read More