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In an interview with ABC's Jake Tapper, Speaker John Boehner urged the Democratic-controlled Senate to pass the nearly 30 House-passed jobs bills still awaiting a vote, and said “if the president won’t work with us to help create jobs, I’m sure the American people will elect someone who will.” Below are several key excerpts: 

Boehner: American People Want a President Who Will Work With Republicans to Help Create Jobs

“The president doubled down on the same failed policies that have not worked. Matter of fact, they have made the economy worse -- higher taxes, more spending, more regulation. What I’m talking about here is the politics of dividing America, the politics of envy. This is not the American way. And, you know, if the president won’t work with us to help create jobs, I’m sure the American people will elect someone who will.

Boehner: Nearly 30 House-Passed Jobs Are Still Awaiting a Vote in the Democratic-Controlled Senate

“The president’s got an awful lot of good ideas. But, you know, the president’s own Jobs Council has endorsed many of the Republican ideas. We have passed 30 bills in the House that would help get our economy moving again. Twenty-seven of them are sitting over in the United States Senate. … We’ve moved these bills. We’ve sent them over to the Senate. It’s time for the Senate to do their job.”

Boehner: Keystone Will Be Part of the American Energy and Infrastructure Jobs Act

“If it’s not enacted before we take up the American Energy and Infrastructure Jobs Act, it’ll be part of it.”

Boehner: Extending the Payroll Tax Cut Can be Resolved Quickly

“[E]xtending the payroll tax cut that the president has called for, the House has already passed the year-long extension.  We are in a formal conference with the Senate, and I’m confident that we’ll be able to resolve this fairly quickly.”


Tags: Jobs, Economy, Taxes