Transcript: House Speaker John Boehner’s remarks after the White House sequester meeting on March 1, 2013
Transcript of press briefing remarks by House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) after the White House sequester meeting on March 1, 2013:
The American people know that Washington has a spending problem.
And while there are smarter ways to cut spending than the process we’re about to engage on, the House shouldn’t have to pass a third bill before the Senate does anything.
The House has laid out a plan to avoid the sequester. I would hope that the Senate would act.
But let’s make it clear that the President got his tax hikes on Jan. 1st. The discussion about revenue in my view is over. It’s about taking on the spending problem here in Washington.
I did lay out that the House is going to move a continuing resolution next week to fund the government past March 27th, and I’m hopeful that we won’t have to deal with threat of a government shutdown while we’re dealing with the sequester at the same time.
The House will act next week and I hope the Senate will follow suit. Thanks.
- C-Span.org: Video of Speaker Boehner’s remarks on sequestration
- Speaker.gov:White House Clearly Not Happy About Being Held Accountable for Its Sequester
- WhatTheFolly.com: 5 key facts about sequestration
- WhatTheFolly.com: Analysis: Impact of sequestration on non-defense discretionary spending