• Boehner Lays Out Five-Point Agenda
  • October 3, 2014
  • Law Firm: McDonald Hopkins LLC - Cleveland Office
  • This week, Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) laid out a five-point plan for the 114th Congress. Boehner's plan, which he touted as a pathway for creating growth and mobility in America, emphasizes tax reform, reduced spending, and improvements to the legal, regulatory and education systems.

    Speaker Boehner criticized the current tax code, saying that not even the Internal Revenue Service, the agency charged with implementing the tax code, understands the current tax code.

    On spending cuts, Boehner emphasized the need to reform entitlement programs but avoided explicitly mentioning Social Security and Medicare.

    Boehner said tort reform was needed to make litigation a "last resort" and that regulatory reform was needed to make the regulation process more "pragmatic."

    The Speaker also advocated for school choice as part of his education reform plan.