Republicans are working to reduce our deficit and protect America’s national security this week by replacing an automatic “sequester” the Obama administration says would “devastate” our military. At a time when energy prices are high and jobs are scarce, the GOP bill makes common-sense spending reductions and reforms while protecting our troops and their families.
House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) today announced the House will vote this Friday to extend the current interest rates on federal student loans, paid for by eliminating a slush fund in the president’s health care law – the law that is one of the reasons American small businesses today are not hiring more recent college graduates:
Senate Democrats, who haven’t offered a budget in more than 1,000 days, are upset with Republicans for wanting to stop Washington from spending money it doesn’t have. They say the GOP is “ignoring” or “violating” the Budget Control Act by spending less and staying under legal spending caps in the new House budget.
In an interview with PBS NewsHour's Judy Woodruff, Speaker John Boehner discussed Senate Democrats' unwillingness to act on bipartisan initiatives that help create new private-sector jobs or stop Washington from spending money it doesn't have. Boehner also highlighted the upcoming vote on the earmark-free American Energy & Infrastructure Jobs Act (H.R. 7). Key excerpts are below:
Boehner: Senate Democrats Still Haven't Acted on Nearly 30 Bipartisan House-Passed Jobs Bills:
House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) this evening addressed the Economic Club of New York in New York, NY on efforts to create a better environment for private sector job growth by cutting government spending, preventing job-crushing tax hikes, eliminating excessive federal regulations, and opening new markets for American goods.
With President Obama sitting on the sidelines and Senate Democrats divided and desperate to keep their spending binge going, the Republican-led House voted to cut another $6 billion yesterday, bringing the 5 week total for spending cuts to $10 billion. And there are more cuts to come to help end the uncertainty plaguing job creators so they can start hiring again. Here is some of the reaction to yesterday’s vote: