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Boehner Praises House Passage of Secure Fence Act to Strengthen America’s Border Security

September 13, 2006

House Majority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) today issued the following statement after House passage of the Secure Fence Act (H.R. 6061), introduced by Homeland Security Committee Chairman Peter King (R-NY):“Securing our borders and stopping the flood of illegal immigration into the United States must be our first priority, and today’s vote was a major step in reaching that goal. Providing additional fencing, border infrastructure, and more state-of-the-art technology and surveillance is only the first step in Republicans’ plans to strengthen border security. Read More

Capitol Hill Dems Absent In Border Security Debate

September 13, 2006

Today House Republicans will vote on the Secure Fence Act (H.R. Read More

Five Questions for Nancy Pelosi on Earmark Reform

September 13, 2006

MinorityLeader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) says if it were up to her, she would do away withearmarks altogether.  She is also one of the biggest pork barrelers inCongress.  Does she really support reform, or is this simply one moreexample of Capitol Hill Democrats who say one thing and do another? Following are five questions for Ms. Pelosi: Read More

Boehner Floor Statement on Earmark Reform

September 13, 2006

Mr. Speaker, today is an important day for the House as an institution. There has been much written this year about the practice of earmarking, which has allowed lawmakers to anonymously insert spending projects into bills without scrutiny or significant debate. It’s a major source of frustration for the American people, and for those of us who believe we need greater accountability and transparency in the way Congress operates.Earlier this year I – along with many of my colleagues – called for reforms to the earmark process. Read More

Boehner Floor Statement on September 11th Resolution

September 12, 2006

House Majority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) today delivered the following remarks on the House floor on the 9/11 resolution: Today, the U.S. House of Representatives is taking up legislation marking the five year anniversary of the terror attacks of September 11, 2001. We remember the lives of the victims -- the many moms, dads, children, grandparents, friends and neighbors. We honor the police officers and the firefighters. We salute the bravery and sacrifice of rescue workers, EMT personnel, and first responders. Read More