Capitol Hill Updates

  • WASHINGTON, DC – House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) released the following statement today regarding the Department of Labor’s unemployment report for October 2012: “Four years of persistently high unemployment and long-term joblessness might be the best President Obama can do – but it’s nowhere near what the American people can do if we get Washington out of their way. “The consequences of failed ‘stimulus’-style spending, excessive regulations, and the threat of tax hikes are all around us: record debt, higher gas prices, stagnant wages, and an economy that’s far weaker than it...
  • Washington, D.C. – House Republican Policy Committee Chairman Tom Price, M.D. (R-GA) responded to today’s release of the October 2012 jobs report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, saying: “Today brought more disappointing economic news for the American people. After trillions wasted on failed stimulus projects, a takeover of our health care system and preferential industry bailouts, all President Obama has to show for it is $16 trillion in national debt, $5.5 trillion of which came from just four years of his failed leadership. At this point, the American ...
  • Is it fair to spend so much today that our kids are massively in debt when they grow up? That’s the question facing the Smith family in the video below. Our video may be light-hearted, but the subject is serious. As of this week, it’s been 3.5 years since Senate Democrats passed a budget. During that same time, the national debt grew by $5 trillion. And after four years in office watching Europe grapple with its own debt problems, President Obama still doesn’t have a plan to deal with ours. The word “irresponsible” does not even come close. All this spending and debt weighs down...
  • Last quarter’s paltry two percent economic growth – “too weak to rapidly boost hiring” – is another indictment of President Obama’s failed mixture of ‘stimulus’ spending, excessive regulations, and looming tax hikes.  According to the Washington Post, a new report by the National Association of Manufacturers shows Democrats’ inaction on the “fiscal cliff” is already “hampering growth” too, “wiping out nearly 1 million jobs this year alone.” Speaker John Boehner said the following about last week’s news: “We need robust economic growth to get our economy creating jobs again...
  • In a letter to the White House on Thursday, House Speaker John Boehner urged President Obama to provide a full accounting to the American public of his administration’s response to the terrorist attack in Libya that claimed the lives of four Americans.  The Speaker’s letter comes in response to new information that raises questions about what the administration knew during, and immediately following the attack, and how it has responded to the tragedy.  Here are several news reports highlighting questions raised in the letter: “Why the Consulate Was Unable to Receive the...
  • Washington, D.C. – House Republican Policy Committee Chairman Tom Price, M.D. (R-GA) responded to the announcement of disappointing economic growth for the third quarter of 2012, saying: “The White House claimed that after Congress passed President Obama’s stimulus bill – at a cost of more than $1 trillion to taxpayers – annual GDP growth would exceed 4 percent from 2011 to 2014. Instead, we learned that for the third quarter of 2012, our GDP growth is less than half of that. “We must not accept this as the ‘new normal.’ This is not what a real recovery looks like. Any heralding...
  • WASHINGTON, DC – House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) today sent the following letter to President Obama asking him to explain to the American people the Administration’s response to the terrorist attack in Libya and the fact that publicly-available information has consistently contradicted Administration accounts describing the cause and nature of the attack.  A PDF of the letter can be found here and the full text is below.    October 25, 2012 The PresidentThe White House1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NWWashington, D.C. 20500 Dear Mr. President: The terrorist attack in...
  • In southwest Ohio Wednesday, President Obama once again failed to explain his administration’s role in slashing pensions for thousands of non-union auto workers in the Buckeye State and across the country. President Obama often claims his taxpayer-funded bailout helped “save the U.S. auto industry.”  But “in a growing scandal,” Liz Peek at the Fiscal Times says, “Obama’s former auto czar and two Treasury officials appear implicated in the decision to eliminate the pensions of 20,000 non-union workers at GM’s Delphi unit, while protecting benefits for UAW...
  • Key Facts  Democrats have never had a plan to fix our economy and keep calling for higher taxes, more spending and more red tape.    Instead of providing solutions, the president has turned to the politics of division and Democrats tried to manufacture a completely fictitious “war on women.”   The crisis facing women today is a job crisis following four years of failed economic policies.  Under President Obama, the percentage of American women in the workforce is at its lowest level since 1992.   Women are Disproportionally Impacted by...
  • Washington, D.C. – House Republican Policy Committee Chairman Tom Price, M.D. (R-GA) responded to emails initially obtained by Reuters that raise additional questions about what the White House and the U.S. Department of State initially knew about the nature of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2012 in Benghazi, Libya, saying: “These emails add to the growing list of serious questions about what top officials from the Obama Administration initially knew about the attacks on Americans in Benghazi and about who was responsible just hours after the assault began. At the very...