At a press conference with Republican leaders today, Congressman John Boehner (R-West Chester) reiterated that, for decades, presidents of both parties have worked with Congress on debt limit legislation that includes spending cuts, and this year should be no different. Boehner also highlighted House Republicans' continuing effort to protect all Americans from the president's train wreck of a health care law. Following are Boehner's remarks:
"You know, the president thinks that American families and small businesses are doing just fine in this economy. Speech after speech is about justifying his failed policies. And one of his biggest failures is adding $6 trillion to the national debt.
"You know, for decades, congresses and presidents have used the debt limit for legislation to cut spending, and even President Obama worked with us two years ago in the debt limit negotiations to put controls on spending. This year is not going to be any different.
"We're going to continue to do everything we can to repeal the president's failed health care law. This week, the House will pass a CR that locks the sequester savings in, and defunds ObamaCare. The president has signed seven bills over the last two and a half years to make changes to ObamaCare, and I sincerely hope our friends in the Senate have plans to make this an eighth time.
"The law is a train wreck. The president has protected American big business, it's time to protect American families from this unworkable law."