WASHINGTON, DC – House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) issued the following statement regarding Senate Democrats’ attempt to alter Senate rules:

“Senate Democrats’ attempt to break Senate rules in order to change Senate rules is clearly designed to marginalize Senate Republicans and their constituents while greasing the skids for controversial partisan measures.  I question the wisdom of this maneuver, especially at a time when cooperation on Capitol Hill is critical, and fully support Leader McConnell’s efforts to protect minority rights, which are an essential part of our constitutional tradition.  Any bill that reaches a Republican-led House based on Senate Democrats’ heavy-handed power play would be dead on arrival.”