Embarrassing: Senate Democrats Fail to Pass a Single Sequester Replacement Bill in 15 Months

WASHINGTON, DC – House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) released the following statement after the Democratic-controlled Senate failed to pass legislation replacing President Obama’s sequester:

“It’s embarrassing that after 15 months Senate Democrats still haven’t passed a single sequester replacement bill.  The American people deserve better.  Republicans in the House passed legislation almost a year ago in May, and again in December, to avert the president’s sequester and help put us on a path to a balanced budget.  Now that today’s political stunt to raise taxes has failed, it’s time for the president and Senate Democrats to do the hard work that is necessary to pass a bill in the Senate so we can begin to resolve this issue.”

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