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Tuesday, February 07, 2006

The Boehner Record: "We Don't Have A Package"

Newly-elected House majority leader John Boehner has thrown out the lobbying reform package announced by Republicans last month:

House Majority Leader John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) has begun shifting his party toward an alternative lobbying reform package that stresses disclosure of lobbying contacts rather than the virtual ban on gifts and privately funded trips proposed last month by House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.).

In an interview yesterday, Boehner emphasized that he has no plan to change lobbying rules and will not draft one until he can reach a broad consensus with House Republicans, possibly at a retreat on Maryland's Eastern Shore next week. But he was quick to say the proposals that Hastert and House Rules Committee Chairman David Dreier (R-Calif.) put forward are not the Republican Conference's plan.

"We don't have a package," he said.

See here and here for an explanation of what this has to do with John Kline.

Update: Josh Marshall is keeping an eye on Rep. Boehner's "integrity".


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