Today marks the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Contract with America, a document unveiled by House Republicans in 1994 and crafted with the help of a then-second term Congressman from Ohio’s 8th District by the name of John Boehner.

WASHINGTON, DC – House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) released the following statement today after the House passed a continuing resolution (CR) to keep the government running past September 30 (H.J. Res. 124):

Every day, as representative of Ohio’s Eighth District and as Speaker of the House, my focus is on building a stronger economy and preparing our kids and grandkids for the challenges and opportunities of the future. 

The CBO warns that the national debt will continue to grow, “eventually increasing the risk of a fiscal crisis.”

Take a look at a joint analysis of the numbers behind the president’s budget, courtesy of Republicans on the House and Senate Budget Committees.

Here are key excerpts from Speaker John Boehner’s interview this morning on ABC News This Week with George Stephanopoulos...

What do you do when your economy is weak, you’ve broken key promises of your health care law (which your own supporters call a “disaster”), the debt has grown by $6 trillion (and climbing) on your watch, and 61 percent of the country disagrees with your demand for a “clean” debt limit hike?

By a 2-to-1 margin, a broad majority of Americans “disagree with President Barack Obama’s contention that Congress should raise the U.S. debt limit without conditions”...

After adding more than $6 trillion to the national debt, the president now says he won’t work in a bipartisan way to address our spending problem and strengthen our economy...


The Nutrition Reform and Work Opportunity Act (H.R. 3102) roots out waste, fraud, and abuse, encourages able bodied adults to find work, and saves taxpayers more than $39 billion.

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