Speaker Boehner on CBO’s Forecast of Slow Growth | Speaker.gov

WASHINGTON, DC – House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) today again called on Senate Democrats to act on House-passed jobs bills in response to a Congressional Budget Office report showing that our economy will grow by just 1.5 percent this year, less than last year’s anemic 1.9 percent:

“This CBO report says that our economy will actually grow less this year than it did in 2013.  The continued lack of strong, sustained growth is felt across our country, particularly by the millions of Americans stuck in part-time work.  While the House has passed more than 40 jobs bills to reinvigorate our economy, Senate Democrats have done nothing.  The president and his party are instead talking about ideas that would just send more jobs overseas.  Americans deserve better, and the House will continue to focus on solutions that help get people back to work, lower costs at home, and restore opportunity for all.  In the meantime, I again call on Senate Democrats to stop standing in the way of growth and work with us to get our economy moving again.”

NOTE: This week on Speaker.gov, we are highlighting the consequences of Senate Democrats’ inaction on House-passed jobs bills:

·         #StuckInTheSenate: Providing More Flexibility to Working Families

·         #StuckInTheSenate: A Bill to Boost Veterans’ Hiring

·         #StuckInTheSenate: A Jobs Bill to Boost Wages, Protect Full-Time Work