Transcript: Press briefing remarks by Republican House Speaker John Boehner after a White House meeting on the government shutdown on Oct. 2, 2013

Partial transcript of press briefing remarks by Republican House Speaker John Boehner after a White House meeting on the government shutdown on Oct. 2, 2013:

You know, at times like this, the American people expect their leaders to come together and to try to find ways to resolve their differences.

The President reiterated one more time tonight that he will not negotiate.

We’ve got divided government. Democrats control the White House and the Senate, Republicans control the House.

We sent four different proposals over to our Democratic colleagues in the Senate. They’ve rejected all of them. We’ve asked them to go to conference to sit down and try to resolve our differences. They will not negotiate.

We had a nice conversation, polite conversation, but at some point, we’ve got to allow the process that our founders gave us to work out.

We’ve appointed conferees on the House side to sit down and work with our Senate colleagues. It’s time for them to appoint conferees.

All we’re asking for here is a discussion and fairness for the American people under Obamacare.

I would hope that the President and my Democratic colleagues in the Senate would listen to the American people and sit down and have a serious discussion about resolving these differences.

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