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House Happenings for This Week
posted by Denny Hastert @12:01pm (01/19/06)   |   Section: Hastert’s Comments

Hello everyone. I hope all my friends out in blogosphere had a safe and happy holiday. It was good to have some time with my family, but now we’re back to business and getting ready for this second half of the legislative session.

House Happenings for This Week
posted by Denny Hastert @ 9:11am (12/19/05)   |   Section: Hastert’s Comments

It has been a long night. I know I’m pretty tired and I know our Members are. But it was worth it. Anyone who knows me, knows that I keep my word. Well, we made some promises to the American people. We said we would restrain spending and prioritize government programs. . . that we would make government run smarter and better. We kept our promises. And we have a lot to be proud of.

House Happenings for This Week
posted by Denny Hastert @ 4:03pm (12/09/05)   |   Section: Hastert’s Comments

I hope everyone is enjoying the Christmas season. This is the time of year when we’re all reminded how blessed we are to have loved ones and to have this great country that we live in.

No more ’holiday’ trees at Capitol
posted by Ron Bonjean @ 10:11am (11/29/05)   |   Section: Hastert’s Comments

Yesterday the Capitol Christmas Tree arrived; and this year’s name change has caused some to take notice. We thought you might want to see the article from the Washington Times.

House Happenings for This Week
posted by Denny Hastert @ 9:41am (11/23/05)   |   Section: Hastert’s Comments

It’s good to be back talking with everyone. I’m home in Yorkville, getting ready for Thanksgiving with Jean and the boys. But I wanted to take time and say a few things.

House Happenings for This Week
posted by Denny Hastert @ 11:33am (11/18/05)   |   Section: Hastert’s Comments

I hope everyone is well.   It’s been a busy week and a long night. We stayed up and passed a bill that’s going to go a long way towards restraining spending and reducing the deficit. I’m proud that we got it done.

Hastert Saddened by Rep. Murtha’s Comments Says Democrats have adopted a policy of “cut and run”
posted by Ron Bonjean @ 2:28pm (11/17/05)   |   Section: Hastert’s Comments

House Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-IL) released the following statement in response to comments by Rep. John Murtha (D-PA) regarding the War on Terror.

“I am saddened by the comments made today by Rep. Murtha. It is clear that as Nancy Pelosi’s top lieutenant on armed services, Rep. Murtha and Democratic leaders have adopted a policy of cut and run. They would prefer that the United States surrender to the terrorists who would harm innocent Americans. To add insult to injury, this is done while the President is on foreign soil.

Hastert Comments on the Online Freedom of Speech Act
posted by Ron Bonjean @ 8:34pm (11/2/05)   |   Section: Hastert’s Comments

House Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-IL) issued the following statement after House Democrats rejected H.R. 1606, the Online Freedom of Speech Act. The bill failed 225-182. Under the House suspension rules, it needed a two-thirds majority to pass.

House Happenings This Week
posted by Denny Hastert @ 9:19am (11/2/05)   |   Section: Speaker’s Posts

Hi to all you out there.Welcome back to my blog. I hope everyone had a safe Halloween. And I would like to offer my condolences again to the family of Rosa Parks. She gave a lot to our nation and her legacy lives on.

Economic Activity Jumps 3.8 Percent in Third Quarter
posted by Ron Bonjean @ 3:40pm (10/28/05)   |   Section: Articles

While the mainstream press is focused on DC political news, we thought you should see how well America’s economy is performing despite the devastating hurricanes. 

Economic Activity Jumps 3.8 Percent in Third Quarter
By Randy Hall - Read the actual article on

( - The output of goods and services in the United States increased at an annual rate of 3.8 percent during the third quarter of 2005, a sign that the impact of hurricanes Katrina and Rita on the economy might not be as severe as previously believed.

According to a report released Friday by the U.S. Commerce Department, the gross domestic product (GDP) in the second quarter rose at an annual rate of 3.3 percent...

...House Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.) was quick to cite the good news in Friday's report.

"Today's GDP numbers illustrate that America's economic engine continues to churn because of Republicans' pro-growth policies," Hastert said. "We endured devastating hurricanes in recent months, and our already-strong economy was able to cope so that the economic destruction was not greater.

"This latest report proves that Republican policies of tax relief and fiscal responsibility are just the prescription the American economy needs," he added before promising that. "The House will continue to act to improve our economy....

...Hastert insisted Friday that he and his Republican colleague were "working hard to impose fiscal responsibility in government spending."...

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Welcome to my Blog
posted by Denny Hastert @ 10:09am (10/27/05)

This is Denny Hastert and welcome to my blog. This is new to me. I can’t say I’m much of a techie. I guess you could say my office is teaching the old guy new tricks. But I’m excited. This is the future. And it is a new way for us to get our message out.

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