WASHINGTON, DC – At a press conference with Republican leaders today, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) said President Obama has failed to focus on Americans’ top priorities: stronger economic growth and more jobs.  Following are Boehner’s remarks:

 “On Friday, we were reminded once again why the American people continue to ask the question, ‘Where are the jobs?’  And the fact is, the president’s taken his eye off the ball – taken his eye off of the issue of jobs.  

“You know, what the unemployed want nothing more in this struggling economy is the chance at a good job.  That’s why the House has been focused on policies that would help create jobs and strengthen our economy. 

“If the president’s serious about wanting to improve the prospects for our economy - and higher wages and better jobs - all he has to do is pick up the phone and call Democrat leaders in the Senate and ask them to move one of these dozens of bills that we’ve sent over there that would help put Americans back to work.”