"Ladies and gentlemen, if you help elect a Republican Congress this November, and I'm fortunate enough to be elected Speaker of the House, I pledge to you right here and now: we're going to run the House differently. And I don't just mean differently than the way Democrats are running it now. I mean differently than it's been run in the past under Democrats OR Republicans," Boehner said.
"One of my first orders of business will be to post every bill online for at least 72 hours before it comes to the floor of the House for a vote," he added.
As the conservative movement finds its voice, some are seeking a return to "America's founding principles."
On Wednesday, more than 80 conservative leaders signed "The Mount Vernon statement," a "defining statement of conservative beliefs, values and principles penned by a broad coalition of conservative leaders representing a wide spectrum of the movement including fiscal, social, cultural and national security conservatives."
The statement is based on the Sharon statement, which was signed in 1960 and is credited by some as redefining the conservative movement.
"The pillars of conservatism rest on a set of common values," said Colin Hanna, president of conservative group Let Freedom Ring, who also signed the declaration.
ABC News' Z. Byron Wolf, David Chalian and Steven Portnoy contributed to this report.