Friday, September 5, 2014

Speaker Boehner to Give Major Economic Speech at AEI

House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) will give a major economic speech at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) on September 18 on "resetting America's economic foundation."

Rep. Boehner is among a variety of powerful Republicans who have used AEI as a platform to announce new policies and tactics.  Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) is a frequent speaker at AEI, and so was former Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA), who recently left Congress.  Former Vice President Dick Cheney will be giving a speech at AEI on September 10 on 9/11 and the future of US foreign policy.

And on September 11, House Armed Services Committee Chairman Buck Mckeon (R-CA) will give a talk at AEI on how the US can defeat ISIS.

Why not give a speech at the Heritage Foundation?  Speaker Boehner and Heritage haven't exactly been on the best terms as of late.  And Heritage Action, the lobbying arm of the think tank, has not been the kindest to Boehner.