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:

Delivering the Weekly Republican Address, Rep. Pat Meehan (R-PA) urges Democrats in Washington to remove uncertainty for small business job creators by acting on House-passed bills stalled in the Democratic-controlled Senate. Rep. Meehan notes that the Republican-led House has passed a measure extending the payroll tax cut for a full year, but the Democratic-controlled Senate still has not.

House and Senate negotiators are meeting again today, working to reach an agreement on a full-year extension of the payroll tax cut. The House passed a full-year payroll tax relief bill in December. Speaker John Boehner says in a new video the only road block to extending the tax cut now is Senate Democrats who “haven’t passed or offered a full, one-year plan of their own.” 

In an interview with ABC's Jake Tapper, Speaker John Boehner urged the Democratic-controlled Senate to pass the nearly 30 House-passed jobs bills still awaiting a vote, and said “if the president won’t work with us to help create jobs, I’m sure the American people will elect someone who will.” Below are several key excerpts: 

Boehner: American People Want a President Who Will Work With Republicans to Help Create Jobs

In an interview with CBS Evening News anchor Scott Pelley, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) said the president’s economic policies have not only not helped the economy, but have actually made it worse.  And because Republicans have passed nearly 30 bipartisan, House-passed jobs bills that remain stalled by Senate Democrats, the Speaker urged President Obama to work with Congress on the economy and job creation.  Following is a transcript of the interview: 

Speaking at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Legal Reform Summit this morning, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) highlighted the ‘forgotten 15’ bipartisan jobs bills that have passed the House but are stuck in the Democratic-led Senate.

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.

U.S. Rep John Boehner: Spending spree won’t fix our ailing economy
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When President Barack Obama speaks in Holland today, I hope that instead of trying to convince the people of a city suffering from 11.8 percent unemployment that our economy is “moving forward,” he will listen closely when they ask, “Where are the jobs?”