Here are key excerpts from Speaker Boehner’s interview this morning on Fox News’ Sunday Morning Futures with Maria Bartiromo.  Boehner talked about the many jobs bills the House has passed that are collecting dust in the Democratic-run Senate, the need for more natural gas exports to break Vladimir Putin’s energy stranglehold on Europe, the select committee on Benghazi, and more:

ON THE ECONOMY: “I HEAR IT ALL THE TIME: ‘WHERE ARE THE JOBS?’”

  • “Five years ago this week, I first asked the question, ‘Where are the jobs?’ And when I travel my district, when I travel around the country, I hear it all the time: ‘Where are the jobs?’  We've passed 40 jobs bills here in the House over the last year and a half, and they're all sitting in the United States Senate.  And I yesterday called on the president to pick up his phone and call the Senate Majority Leader and tell him to move these bills. There's been no outreach from the administration on any of these jobs bills, and many of them passed with bipartisan support.”

ON KEYSTONE: “THIS WOULD PUT PEOPLE TO WORK IMMEDIATELY”

  • “Well, how about the Keystone Pipeline?  This is the easiest thing we could do.  We operate over 200,000 miles of pipeline in the United States.  And the only reason the president's involved in this one is because it crosses an international boundary.  My goodness, this would put people to work immediately.

ON THE SKILLS ACT: “WE NEED TO DO A BETTER JOB OF PROVIDING JOB TRAINING”

  • “How about the SKILLS Act that combined a lot of our job training and retraining programs and put more focus on helping to train people for the jobs that are available today? We've got 4 million people out of work and guess what?  … But the openings we have don't match up with the skillset of those who are seeking work have.  We need to do a better job of providing job training and retraining for our workers.”

ON PUTIN: PRESIDENT SHOULD ALLOW US TO EXPORT MORE LNG TO OUR ALLIES

  •  “The sanctions … will have some effect, but I'm concerned that we've not pushed the Europeans hard enough to take a firmer line against the Russians.  And our allies in the region are scared to death. … What Putin is doing is making the world less safe, and certainly making Europe less safe.”
  • “That's why the president ought to take the 25 export licenses that are sitting at his Department of Energy that would allow us to export more liquid natural gas to our allies in the region.  This would help free them from the bondage of the Russians, and help put Americans back to work here producing that natural gas.

ON BENGHAZI: “THE AMERICAN PEOPLE DESERVE THE TRUTH”

  • “I don't want – this is a serious investigation – I don't want theater; I don't want a sideshow.  I want the members of this committee to find the facts for the four families who lost their loved ones, and the facts for the American people.
  • The American people deserve the truth.  Our entire system of government is built on transparency and accountability.  And without that, we're giving power to the administration, they're taking power away from the American people.  The truth -- the truth is important for this case so that we do not ever get into a situation like this again.”