WASHINGTON, DC – House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) today made the following remarks on the House floor:

“Our message in the House has been pretty clear: we want to reopen our government and provide fairness to all Americans under the president’s health care law. 

“You know, the law had a big rollout last week, but it’s been called, and I’ll quote: ‘an inexcusable mess,’  ‘a rolling calamity,’ ‘consumers faced dramatically higher rates,’ ‘many remain locked out,’  they’re ‘surprised’ their ‘premiums went up,’ ‘instead of making it easier for people to get health insurance, it’s going to be a lot tougher.’

“What a train wreck.  How can we tax people for not buying a product from a website that doesn’t work?  How can we give big business a tax break and leave hardworking families out in the cold?  This is why we need to sit down and have a conversation about the big challenges that face our country.”