Texas GOP Featured Voice: John Boehner
by TexasGOPVote on September 9, 2009 at 4:54 PM
As House Republican Leader and a staunch opponent of pork-barrel politics, John is fighting to eliminate wasteful spending, create jobs, and balance the federal budget without raising taxes. He has challenged Republicans in the 111th Congress to be not just the party of “opposition,” but the party of better solutions to the challenges facing the American people.
Under the new House GOP leadership team John leads, House Republicans have formed “solutions groups” to develop principled alternatives on the issues that matter most to American families and small businesses, and launched the GOP State Solutions project, an initiative aimed at bringing reform-minded Republicans at the state and federal levels together to promote common-sense solutions from outside the Beltway.
John has also long been a leader on education reform. In 1994, working with Rep. Dick Armey (R-TX), he secured passage of legislation allowing school districts to use their Title I funds for public school choice programs, under which parents could choose which public school their children would attend. Later, as chairman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, he co-wrote the bill establishing the first private school choice program in the District of Columbia, and worked with Sen. Judd Gregg (R-NH) to ensure parental choice provisions were included in the bipartisan No Child Left Behind Act to reinforce its goal of bringing greater accountability to taxpayer-funded education programs.
In 2008, Boehner was elected by his colleagues to serve a second term as House Republican Leader. Boehner believes Republicans can earn back the majority in Congress by renewing their commitment to enduring GOP principles of freedom, security, and smaller government, and developing better solutions to the challenges facing the American people.
Although not a Texan, Boehner was elected US House Minority Leader on November 19, 2008 by our Texas GOP Congressional Delegation. As Minority Leader, Congressman Boehner’s decisions and actions have a positive impact on the Texas GOP.