WASHINGTON, DC – At his weekly press briefing on Thursday, House Speaker John Boehner challenged Senate Democrats to take up and pass President Obama’s agenda for more tax hikes and ‘stimulus’ spending. He also called on them to pass a budget – which they have failed to do in nearly four years – and a plan to replace the president’s sequester that is just weeks away. Following are Speaker Boehner’s remarks:
ON THE PRESIDENT’S AGENDA BEING MORE OF THE SAME TAX HIKES & FAILED ‘STIMULUS’ SPENDING:
“On Tuesday the president laid out his agenda,...
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15THOn Friday, the House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for legislative business. First and last votes expected: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
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H.Res. 65 - Condemning the Government of North Korea for its flagrant and repeated violations of multiple United Nations Security Council resolutions, for its repeated provocations that threaten international peace and stability, and for its February 12, 2013, test of a nuclear device (Suspension, 40 Minutes of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Ed Royce / Foreign Affairs Committee)
H.R. 273 - To eliminate the 2013 statutory...
WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Republicans leaders today urged President Obama to work with the U.S. Senate to confirm four qualified individuals to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). The letter is in response to a unanimous decision by a federal appeals court that ruled President Obama’s controversial recess appointments to the board unconstitutional. The Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions held a hearing today on the NLRB appointments, during which witnesses described how the president’s action has tainted the board’s work...
Washington, D.C. — Republican Study Committee Chairman Steve Scalise released the following statement regarding President Obama’s State of the Union address.
“It's fitting that President Obama gave his State of the Union on Mardi Gras Day, since he's spent the last four years throwing record levels of taxpayer money at failed federal programs like cheap beads at a parade,” Scalise said. “If higher taxes and more government spending were the solution to our economic woes, our economy would be humming on all cylinders, but all the middle class has to show for the last four years is...
‘The stakes for American families are too high to keep taking the easy way out with more taxes and more wasteful spending. Republicans believe that taking on this massive burden of debt should be more important in this town than winning the next election. That’s why we need common-sense reforms like a Balanced Budget Amendment. All Republicans support it, and Democrats should too. But we won’t get anywhere as a nation if the President refuses to lead.’
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor on Wednesday...
WASHINGTON, DC – House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) submitted the following remarks into the Congressional Record on Tuesday to honor Rep. Sam Johnson (R-TX) – and all those Americans who have been held prisoner of war – on the 40th anniversary of “Operation Homecoming”:
“Mr. Speaker, our colleague from Texas, Sam Johnson, is an American hero. And today I join other colleagues in observing the fortieth anniversary of his release from a North Vietnamese prisoner of war camp.
“In seven years of captivity Sam endured physical and mental torture. In fact, Sam was set...
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Tonight, Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) will deliver the Republican Address to the Nation following the State of the Union address. Following are excerpts from Senator Rubio's address:
"This opportunity – to make it to the middle class or beyond no matter where you start out in life – it isn’t bestowed on us from Washington. It comes from a vibrant free economy where people can risk their own money to open a business. And when they succeed, they hire more people, who in turn invest or spend the money they...
When a rash of reports came out saying that President Obama was going to “pivot” back to the economy in tonight’s State of the Union, it all raised eyebrows – we’ve seen this one before. (Many times.) It also, of course, raised hopes that perhaps the president, at the start of his new term, could seize this opportunity to focus on a credible plan for tackling our jobs and spending challenges. As a matter of fact, Americans are “eager to hear” him do exactly that. With that in mind, here are four questions ahead of tonight’s speech:
‘I also hope the President will use the big stage he’ll have tonight to finally level with the American people about the consequences of ObamaCare. They deserve to know what’s about to hit them – the cost increases, the premium hikes, the taxes. And they deserve to know that not only may they not be able to keep the health plan they like, but that CBO tells us there will also be fewer jobs. I know those things won’t be easy for him to say. But that’s what it means to be a statesman; to be honest with the people you represent; to admit when something doesn’t turn out the way you said...
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12THOn Tuesday, the House will meet at 12:00 p.m. for morning hour and 2:00 p.m. for legislative business. The House will recess no later than 5:30 p.m. to allow a security sweep of the House Chamber prior to the President's State of the Union address. The House will meet again at approximately 8:35 p.m. for the purpose of receiving, in a joint session with the Senate, the President of the United States. No votes are expected.
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Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules:
1) H.R. 267 - Hydropower Regulatory Efficiency Act of 2013 (...