House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and Congressional leaders today dedicated a statue of civil rights icon Rosa L. Parks at a ceremony in National Statuary Hall. This is the first statue of an African-American woman to be placed in the U.S. Capitol.
“We are going to pursue strategies that will obligate the Senate to finally join the House in confronting the government’s spending problem. The principle is simple: no budget, no pay.”
In a speech on the House floor today, Speaker Boehner called on the White House to stop slow-walking a solution to the fiscal cliff and put forth a balanced plan with serious spending cuts that can pass both houses of Congress.
Following is the full text, as prepared for delivery, of House Speaker John Boehner’s (R-OH) statement on efforts to avert the fiscal cliff and the need for both parties to find common ground and take steps together to help our economy grow and create jobs, which is critical to solving our debt:
Let me start by offering my congratulations to President Obama and the First Lady, and to Vice President and Dr. Biden.
Speaker Boehner today urged his colleagues to heed the will of the American people and vote to fully repeal the president’s health care law, which is making it harder for small businesses to hire new workers.