Speaker Boehner: Senate Democrats “Won’t Even Sit Down And Have A Discussion”

WASHINGTON, DC – House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) today made the following remarks on the House floor: 

“Mr. Speaker, my colleagues, I have to say I’m disappointed in the actions of the United States Senate this morning by rejecting the bill passed by the House last night. 

“The bill we passed in the House last night would have funded the government through December 15th, and provide fairness to the American people under ObamaCare.  No exemptions, no exceptions - let’s treat everyone the same. 

“And last night, they not only rejected that, but rejected our call to sit down and resolve our differences under the Constitution, which makes it clear that if the two Houses disagree that we should sit down and discuss and try to resolve those matters.  My goodness, they won’t even sit down and have a discussion about this. 

“Our country has big problems.  Today, our government has big problems.  The only way these problems are going to be resolved, if we sit down amicably and keep the American people in mind and come to an agreement.”