A Plan For Jobs & Economic Growth

John Boehner

Many Americans today see our economy stuck in a new normal, and know that we can do better.  That’s why Speaker Boehner and House Republicans have passed dozens of pro-growth jobs bills to get government out of the way and secure the American Dream.  Here, you can learn more about these bills, read them, become a citizen cosponsor, and keep tabs on their progress. 

Northern Route Approval Act (H.R. 3) approves the Keystone pipeline, as well as the thousands of jobs that would result, and removes legal and regulatory obstacles that could delay its construction for years. (passed 241-175)

Offshore Energy Jobs Act (H.R. 2231) opens the most resource-rich areas to new offshore energy production, and requires the Obama administration to move forward with lease sales that have been delayed or canceled, providing the energy needed to revitalize manufacturing, create jobs, and restore our nation of builders. (passed 235-186)

Protecting States’ Rights to Promote American Energy Security Act (H.R. 2728prevents the Obama administration from imposing costly, duplicative, and job-killing regulations on hydraulic fracturing, a type of energy production that is fueling economic growth and jobs in states that have effectively regulated it for years. (passed 235-187)

Natural Gas Pipeline Permitting Reform Act  (H.R. 1900)  expedites the development of critical infrastructure needed to accomodate increased natural gas production, and the thousands of jobs that come with it. (passed 252-165)

Federal Lands Jobs and Energy Security Act (H.R. 1965) boosts job creation by streamlining the permitting process and opening new areas to onshore energy production on federal land, where oil and natural gas production have plummeted under this administration. (passed 228-192)

Energy Consumers Relief Act (H.R. 1582) halts major new Obama administration regulations that will hurt jobs and our economy. (passed 232-181)


Hydropower Rural Jobs Act (H.R. 678) reduces unnecessary and duplicative costs holding back hydropower development – a renewable energy source that will bring jobs and revenue to rural areas. (passed 416-7)

Hydropower Regulatory Efficiency Act (H.R. 267) expedites the development of hydropower and conduit projects, and requires the administration to study the feasibility of a streamlined permitting process.  (passed 422-0)

National Strategic and Critical Minerals Production Act (H.R. 761) streamlines the permitting process and reduces red tape to facilitate the development of strategic and critical minerals used to support American manufacturing jobs. (passed 246-178)

Coal Residuals Reuse and Management Act (H.R. 2218) prevents the administration from implementing new, one-size-fits-all coal ash regulations, and calls for a state-based approach that would protect the environment, the economy, and American jobs. (passed 265-155)

Bureau of Reclamation Conduit Hydropower Development Equity and Jobs Act (H.R. 1963) removes outdated statutes to facilitate the development of new hydropower project on federal land, helping to address energy costs for families and small businesses, and create jobs. (passed by voice vote)

Central Oregon Jobs and Water Security Act (H.R. 2640) provides access to water resources needed to attract investment and help create jobs, and increases hydropower production. (passed by voice vote)

Outer Continental Shelf Transboundary Hydrocarbon Agreements Authorization Act (H.R. 1613makes the development and production of oil and natural gas in the Gulf fairer for American companies. (passed 256-171)

Repealing ObamaCare (H.R. 45) repeals and defunds the president’s health care law, which is hurting American families and making it harder for small businesses to hire. (passed 229-195)

Keep the IRS Off Your Health Care Act (H.R. 2009) prohibits the Internal Revenue Service from implementing the president’s health care law, which is hurting American families and making it harder for small businesses to hire. (passed 232-185)

Bipartisan Student Loan Certainty Act (H.R. 1911) takes the politics out of student loans by tying interest rates to the market, making paying for college and getting a good education easier for students and families, and fairer for taxpayers. (passed 392-31)

SKILLS Act (H.R. 803) eliminates and streamlines dozens of overlapping federal programs, and helps connect out-of-work Americans with the job training programs they need. (passed 215-202)

Student Success Act (H.R. 5) eliminates ineffective and duplicative federal programs, consolidates programs that have grown and multiplied over the past 10 years, protects local schools from overreach by Washington bureaucrats, and lets school districts identify, recruit and keep the best teachers possible. (passed 221-207)

Veterans Economic Opportunity Act (H.R. 2481) improves programs that promote economic opportunity and ensures our nation’s veterans have the tools and resources they need to find the jobs they deserve. (passed by voice vote)

Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act (H.R. 367) reforms the outdated regulatory process that hurts private-sector job creation by requiring an up-or-down vote in Congress on any major new regulation with an economic cost of $100 million or more. (passed 232-183)


Stop Government Abuse Act (H.R. 2879) provides families and small business owners some of the tools they need to protect against government harassment, allowing them to focus on growing their businesses and putting more Americans back to work. (passed 239-176)

Working Families Flexibility Act (H.R. 1406) helps workers Americans better balance the demands of work and family by removing legal barriers preventing private-sector workers from having the same flexibility as public-sector workers. (passed 223-204)

Small Business Capital Access and Job Preservation Act (H.R. 1105) facilitates the growth of more Main Street jobs by reining in the excessive red tape that hurts small business investment. (passed 254-159)

Restoring Healthy Forests for Health Communities Act (H.R. 1526) manages federal forests for the benefit of rural schools and counties, improves forest health, and creates more than 200,00 direct and indirect jobs. (passed 244-173)

Innovation Act (H.R. 3309) helps businesses better defend themselves against abusive patent litigation, promoting more private-sector growth, innovation, and job creation. (passed 325-91)

Path to Prosperity Budget (H. Con. Res. 25) balances over the next 10 years and lays the groundwork for a fairer, simpler tax code that will help the private sector create new jobs and raise wages for working families.  (passed 221-207

Preserving Work Requirements for Welfare Programs Act (H.R. 890) prevents the Obama administration from undermining bipartisan reforms critical to slashing welfare rolls, boosting earnings, and helping millions of Americans out of poverty and into the workforce.  (passed 246-181)

Digital Accountability and Transparency Act (H.R. 2061) increases transparency by making federal spending data more open and accessible, facilitating efforts to cut spending and help create a better environment for job creation. (passed 388-1)

Water Resources Reform Development Act (H.R. 3080) reforms the way our country builds and maintains ports vital to economic growth, cuts red tape, increases accountability, and protects taxpayers – all without earmarks. (passed 417-3)

Farm Bill (H.R. 2642) reforms agriculture programs to help boost the economy and strengthens the food stamp program for the neediest Americans. (passed 226-191)

Cybersecurity Information Sharing and Protection Act (H.R. 624) establishes a framework for companies and government to work together to stop cyber attacks that threaten our security, and our economy. (passed 288-127)

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