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Boehner Column: Replacing the president's sequester with smarter cuts and reforms

  • September 6, 2013
  • News

KEY QUOTE: "We can replace the sequester with better cuts and reforms that help address our $17 trillion debt, but the president’s going to have to drop the threats and get serious about our government’s spending problem."

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CNN Highlights Growing Veteran Health Care Backlog

  • March 22, 2013
  • Blog

According to the Associated Press, Ohio veterans wait an average of 334 days for the Department of Veterans Affairs to process their benefit claims. CNN yesterday highlighted this growing backlog that Congressman Boehner has called “shameful,” and “alarmingly high”:

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Boehner Column: The president's sequester still needs to be replaced

  • March 20, 2013
  • News

KEY QUOTE: "[U]ltimately, it will be up to President Obama to decide that he’s ready to show some courage and replace the sequester with cuts and reforms that confront our debt problem so we can create opportunity and jobs. Here’s to hoping that happens sooner rather than later."

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Rough Landing: President Obama Jets Into Ohio Air Base Threatened by Looming Defense Cuts

  • August 1, 2012
  • Blog

President Obama flew in and out of the Mansfield-Lahm Air Base today for a campaign rally without addressing the future of hundreds of local jobs that would be eliminated under his FY 2013 budget.  For Ohio military families, the President’s silence only creates more uncertainty about looming cuts that could hurt thousands of troops and jeopardize national security.

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Boehner at Jewish National Fund Conference: “Israel does not stand alone”

  • September 19, 2011
  • Blog

Yesterday the Jewish National Fund kicked off its 2011 National Conference in Cincinnati, and Congressman John Boehner was on hand to address the group on the importance of a strong U.S.-Israel relationship.

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Don't 'Turn the Page' on Our Troops

  • September 1, 2010
  • News

KEY QUOTE: "Over the past several months, we've often heard about ending the war in Iraq, but not much about winning the war in Iraq.  If we honor what our men and women fought for, we cannot turn our backs now on what they have achieved. When we support our troops, we support them all the way -- there is no such thing as supporting our troops, but not their mission."

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Watch Boehner's Speech on National Security LIVE Today

  • August 31, 2010
  • Blog

Congressman Boehner will be delivering a speech on national security today at the 92nd American Legion National Convention. You can watch Boehner’s remarks live at 2:10 PM EST on legion.org.Congressman Boehner will be delivering a speech on national security today at the 92nd American Legion National Convention. You can watch Boehner’s remarks live at 2:10 PM EST on legion.org.

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Troops Deserve Credit for Iraq Progress

  • August 27, 2010
  • News

KEY QUOTE: "While the administration continues seeking credit for 'ending the combat mission' in Iraq, it is important to remember that this transition was made possible by the very surge that President Obama and Vice President Biden opposed. With all due respect to them, our troops who have served so courageously in Iraq deserve the credit for the success of the surge and, along with the Iraqi people, the turnaround in Iraq."

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