12 January, 2021

Statement by Former Speaker Boehner on the Passing of Sheldon Adelson

January 12, 2021

WASHINGTON, DC – Former US House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) today issued the following statement regarding the passing of Sheldon G. Adelson:

 “Sheldon Adelson, born into a family of limited means in Boston during the Great Depression, started his first business at the age of 12 and never stopped working, building, and creating. He was an entrepreneur who believed deeply in the American Dream and free enterprise, and felt a responsibility to use the fruits of his work to do what he believed was necessary to help keep those things alive for others. We didn’t agree on everything, but there was never any doubt about the strength of his commitment to opportunity, or the generosity of his spirit, and he always had my respect. I offer my sincere condolences to Miriam, his family, and his organization on his passing.”

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11 April, 2018

Statement by Former Speaker Boehner on Announcement by House Speaker Paul Ryan

April 11, 2018

WASHINGTON, DC – Former US House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) released the following statement today regarding the announcement by House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) that he will not seek re-election to the House:

“Paul Ryan has done an extraordinary job leading the House through turbulent waters at a time when the political discourse in America is changing. His budgets during my own speakership showed the American people our conservative vision for addressing the drivers of our debt and restoring a path to prosperity for our children. And under his own speakership, his deep-seated belief in pro-growth tax reform has become a reality that is bringing jobs home to America. I admire Paul for his service, appreciate his friendship, and look forward to spending some time with him as a private citizen in the not-too-distant future.”

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16 November, 2017

Boehner on Tax Reform: “I Think They Can Do This…And It Will Be Good for the Economy”

WASHINGTON, DC – Former US House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) today issued the following statement following House passage of the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act (H.R. 1):

 “The US House of Representatives today passed an overhaul of the tax code for the first time in 31 years.  That is an enormous achievement, and one for which Speaker Paul Ryan, Chairman Kevin Brady, the House leadership team and all of their colleagues and staff deserve great credit.  I congratulate them for a job very well done.

 “I haven’t seen congressional Republicans this determined to get something done in years.  There is still a lot of work ahead.  But I think they can do this.  And if they do it, it will be good for the economy. 

 “President Trump has been doing all the right things for the US economy when it comes to government regulations.  If he delivers a tax overhaul on top of those regulatory reforms, it will provide another boost for economic growth and American jobs.  And if that happens, suddenly you’ve got a pretty powerful case to make to the American people that you’re delivering results for them, heading into 2018.  Nobody will be asking ‘Mr. President, where are the jobs?’ the way I did back in 2010, when we took the House.

 “If Republicans can stick together and pull thi