WASHINGTON, DC – At his weekly press briefing Thursday, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) applauded House action on two permanent tax reform bills that he says will help small businesses invest and put more Americans back to work – another step forward in House Republicans’ plan for economic growth and jobs. Following are excerpts of Boehner’s remarks.
“Eric Cantor has been a true friend and I want to thank him and thank his staff for their service to our conference and thank them for their service to our country as well. There’s no one around here who works harder, or puts more thought into advancing our principles and the solutions that we want to enact for the American people. I look forward to him continuing to lead our floor efforts here over the summer.“As for the future, let me share a little bit with you what I told the members yesterday. This is a time for unity; this is a time to focus on what we all know is true: that the president’s policies have failed the American people. His administration can’t get our economy back to real growth and he continues to endanger our troops and citizens with his failed foreign policies.
“And at this point, the administration can’t even provide basic services to our veterans. We need to elect a Congress that not only has the will to stop the president, but the power to do so as well.
“Every day, we’re showing the American people that we’ve got better solutions. Today, we’ll act on two more jobs bills that will help small businesses invest and grow. Unfortunately, Senate Democrats continue to sit on their hands, failing to act on the dozens of jobs bills that are sitting over in the Senate.
“But guess what? So long as the American people continue to ask the question, ‘where are the jobs?,’ we’re going to continue to be focused on this one issue.”