SOTU FACT: GOP Has Sought Common Ground on Jobs | Speaker.gov

CLAIM: Republicans haven’t been willing to work with the president on jobs legislation.

  • “With or without this Congress, I will keep taking actions that help the economy grow.” (President Obama, State of the Union Address, January 24, 2012)

FACT: President Obama clearly can’t run on his record so he is looking for someone to blame. House Republicans have repeatedly worked to find common ground with the president and Senate Democrats, and have passed several bipartisan elements of the president’s jobs plan that have been signed into law.

BOEHNER QUOTE: “The American people expect us to bring together the best of both parties’ ideas, and it is our desire to work together to find common ground between your ideas and ours.” (Letter from Republican Leaders to President Obama, 9/9/11)