WASHINGTON, DC – At his weekly press conference with Republican leaders today, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) discussed today’s procedural vote in the Senate on legislation stopping the president’s unilateral action on immigration. Boehner noted that the House has already passed the bill, and said the fight now “must be won in the United States Senate.” Boehner also highlighted three bills on the House floor this week that continue Republicans’ focus on helping families and small businesses. Following are Boehner’s remarks:
“This week, the House will take up three more jobs bills to help our economy. At the same time, the president provided the American people a good laugh yesterday – he sent up his budget. More taxes, more spending, bigger government here in Washington – the same old policies that have failed for the last six years. It’s not what the American people want.
“Tonight, the Senate’s going to vote on our plan to fund the Department of Homeland Security and block the president’s unilateral actions on immigration. There’s a whole host of Democrats who issued press releases criticizing the president’s executive overreach – McCaskill, Donnelly, others. Was it all talk?
“We won this fight in the House, now the fight must be won in the United States Senate. It’s time for Senator Cruz, Senator Sessions, Senate Republicans and Senate Democrats to stand with the American people and to block the president’s actions.”