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Speaker Boehner to Senate Dems: If You Have a Plan to Cut Spending, “Pass the Damn Thing”
At a press conference with GOP leaders today, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) once again called on Senate Democrats to stop rooting for a government shutdown and start working to pass a bill or offer a credible plan that cuts spending and helps create a better environment for job growth – just as the new House majority did nearly 40 days ago. Following are video and text of Speaker Boehner’s remarks:
“Well it’s just that simple: it’s time for the Senate Democrats to pass a bill.
“The House has passed our bill and it’s been nearly 40 days, and yet we’ve seen nothing pass the United States Senate.
“It’s time for Senate Democrats to act on a bill.
“We know that reducing spending will lead to a better environment for job creators to create jobs in America. We’ve done our job.
“Now the Senate says: ‘we have a plan.’ Well, great – pass the damn thing, alright? And send it over here and let’s have real negotiations, instead of sitting over there and rooting for a government shutdown.”