WASHINGTON, DC – The House is continuing to focus on the people’s priorities, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) said at a press conference with Republican leaders today, pointing to legislation to fund our troops, expand free trade, and protect Americans from the president’s “fundamentally broken” health care law.  Following are Boehner’s remarks: 

“The House continues to focus on the American people’s priorities.  Last week we passed a defense appropriation bill that will provide the troops with the tools they need, and the raise that they’ve earned.

“Secondly, a bipartisan majority in the House passed trade promotion authority.  Free trade is good for jobs, it’s good for the economy, and we’re committed to getting TPA done as soon as possible. 

“In the meantime, we’re moving forward on legislation to bring reform and innovation to our health care system.  ObamaCare is fundamentally broken.  Americans can’t afford it, and so the House is going to take action this week on solutions that will lower costs and expand access to quality health care.”