Speaker Boehner: House Bill Prevents Tax Hike on Millions of Americans, Says President & Senate Dems Must Act | Speaker.gov

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WASHINGTON, DC – At a press conference today, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) took the White House to task for failing to put forth a balanced approach to resolve the fiscal cliff, and urged the president to call on Senate Democrats to take action on the bill the House will pass tomorrow to protect millions of families and small businesses from the largest tax hike in American history.  Following are Speaker Boehner’s remarks: 

“Republicans continue to work toward avoiding the fiscal cliff. 

“The president’s offer of $1.3 trillion in revenues and $850 billion in spending reductions fails to meet the test that the president promised the American people – a balanced approach.  And I hope the president will get serious soon about providing and working with us on a balanced approach.

“Tomorrow, the House will pass legislation to make permanent tax relief for nearly every American – 99.81 percent of the American people.  And then the president will have a decision to make:  He can call on Senate Democrats to pass that bill, or he can be responsible for the largest tax increase in American history.”