John Boehner

Boehner v. Obama Pen

Speaker John A. Boehner, R-Ohio, told Republicans Tuesday he could have an announcement within days on whether the House will file a lawsuit against President Barack Obama, challenging the executive actions that have become the keystone of the administration. The lawsuit could set up a significant test of constitutional checks and balances, with the legislative branch suing the executive branch for ignoring its mandates, and the judiciary branch deciding the […]

Busted: Lindsey Graham, John Kerry Caught on Open Mic Talking About Boehner

I can see the commercials in South Carolina brewing right now: Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., approaches U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry following a budget hearing on Capitol Hill Thursday. Graham offers to help Kerry with House Speaker John Boehner, purportedly over IMF funds and the Ukraine. Read more here: Ben Swann  “Hey John, good job. Let me know what I can do to help you with Boehner.” Twitter Speaks […]

GOP won’t fight the Pen, Phone -Boehner puts up ‘clean’ debt limit Increace

GOP won’t fight the Pen, Phone -Boehner puts up ‘clean’ debt limit Increace

(Reuters) – Republican leaders in the House of Representatives on Tuesday caved in to demands by President Barack Obama and agreed to advance legislation raising Washington’s borrowing authority without conditions. House Speaker John Boehner, announcing to reporters the plan to advance a “clean” debt limit bill to the House floor on Wednesday, said: “we’ll let the Democrats put the votes up. We’ll (Republicans) put a minimum number of votes up […]

Boehner Statement on Temporary Emergency Unemployment Benefits Extension

House Speaker John Boehner points out in a statement that the temporary emergency unemployment benefits extension has been in place since 2008, has been extended twelve times and has been in place longer than any previous program.  Boehner further points out that the expiration of this program does not affect those who are eligible for twenty-six weeks of benefits. This program is an example of what happens in an environment […]

Boehner Statement on House-Senate Budget Agreement

WASHINGTON, DC — House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) issued the following statement on the budget agreement reached between House & Senate Budget Committee Chairmen Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Patty Murray (D-WA): “I am grateful for the work done by Chairmen Ryan and Murray. While modest in scale, this agreement represents a positive step forward by replacing one-time spending cuts with permanent reforms to mandatory spending programs that will produce real, […]