Boehner to Address Jobs a Week After Obama

John Boehner

Exactly one week after President Obama delivers his (rescheduled) speech to Congress, Speaker John A. Boehner of the House of Representatives is slated to address the Economic Club of Washington, D.C.

Mr. Boehner’s office would say only that the topic would be “jobs and economic growth.” However, if this speech is anything like the one he gave to the Economic Club of New York in May, it could be a preview of the legislative wrangling to come.

During his May 9 remarks in Manhattan, Mr. Boehner said that Republicans would agree to increase the federal debt limit only in exchange for trillions in spending cuts — at the time, his most specific outline of G.O.P. demands to date.

Nearly three months later, Republicans held fast to their demands, finally reaching an agreement just under the Treasury Department’s deadline for avoiding a credit crisis.

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