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Speaker Boehner on PBS: Senate Dems Stalling Jobs Bills, “Want No Part of Cutting Spending”

February 07, 2012

In an interview with PBS NewsHour's Judy Woodruff, Speaker John Boehner discussed Senate Democrats' unwillingness to act on bipartisan initiatives that help create new private-sector jobs or stop Washington from spending money it doesn't have. Boehner also highlighted the upcoming vote on the earmark-free American Energy & Infrastructure Jobs Act (H.R. 7). Key excerpts are below: Boehner: Senate Democrats Still Haven't Acted on Nearly 30 Bipartisan House-Passed Jobs Bills: Read More

Weekly Address Highlights: Rep. Meehan "Calls for Dems to Act on Stalled Jobs Bills" & Full-Year Payroll Tax Cut

February 04, 2012

Delivering the Weekly Republican Address, Rep. Pat Meehan (R-PA) urges Democrats in Washington to remove uncertainty for small business job creators by acting on House-passed bills stalled in the Democratic-controlled Senate. Rep. Meehan notes that the Republican-led House has passed a measure extending the payroll tax cut for a full year, but the Democratic-controlled Senate still has not. Read More

We Must Do Better: Bipartisan Jobs Bills Will Help Address Thirty-Six Straight Months of 8%+ Unemployment

February 03, 2012

Speaker John Boehner welcomed the positive news in today’s unemployment report but said Washington must do better. Boehner noted that the Obama administration actually promised “unemployment at this point would be at six percent” if the ‘stimulus’ was passed; instead it’s been above eight percent for 36 straight months. Read More

Waiting for Senate Democrats’ Full-Year Payroll Tax Relief Plan

February 01, 2012

House and Senate negotiators are meeting again today, working to reach an agreement on a full-year extension of the payroll tax cut. The House passed a full-year payroll tax relief bill in December. Speaker John Boehner says in a new video the only road block to extending the tax cut now is Senate Democrats who “haven’t passed or offered a full, one-year plan of their own.”  Read More

Excerpts from Speaker Boehner's Interview with ABC's Jake Tapper on GOP Jobs Bills

January 29, 2012

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 Read More