WASHINGTON, DC – At a press conference today, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) discussed Republicans’ plan for jobs, highlighting next month’s House vote to stop the tax hike on small businesses and reaffirming Republicans’ commitment to fully repeal any part of ObamaCare left intact by the Supreme Court’s ruling, expected tomorrow. Following is the text of Speaker Boehner’s remarks:
“You know, millions of Americans are out of work, and the president’s nowhere to be found. He’s been out on the campaign trail since last Labor Day, spending full time.
“But here in the House, House Republicans are going to continue to stay focused on jobs and the economy, which is what we’ve done the last 18 months. Passed over 30 jobs bills, all on a bipartisan basis, sitting over in the United States Senate.
“And next month we’ll move to stop the looming tax hike scheduled to take effect in January.
“Now we all know the Supreme Court is likely to make some announcement about ObamaCare tomorrow. We made it pretty clear, and I’ll make it clear one more time: if the court does not strike down the entire law, the House will move to repeal what’s left of it.
“ObamaCare is driving up the cost of health care and making it harder for small businesses to hire new workers. Our focus has been the economy, and it will continue to be the economy.”