Below is a summary of tonight’s meeting, from House Republicans:

"It’s time for leadership. It's time for these negotiations and this conversation to begin."


This president has a long history of providing breaks and waivers to unions, special interests, and campaign contributors.

The White House’s rhetoric was a lot less heated a few years ago, when members of the president’s own party rejected his call for a “clean” debt limit hike.

"The idea that we should continue to spend money that we don’t have, and give the bill to our kids & our grandkids, would be wrong."


Speaker Boehner once again pressed President Obama & Senate Democrats to come to the table and negotiate with Republicans.


The Democrats who run Washington are on defense today after admitting that it “doesn’t matter” to them how long the government is shut down

At a press conference w/GOP leaders, Boehner pointed to a senior administration official’s quote in The Wall Street Journal as further proof of the White House’s strategy to make the government shutdown as painful as possible on the American people.


House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) released the following statement in response to President Obama’s remarks in Maryland.

Earlier this evening, Speaker John Boehner signed the Pay Our Military Act – which ensures America’s troops are paid even if Senate Democrats shut down the government.

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