Weekly Address: Solutions To Get Our Economy Moving Again

John Boehner

“This is a time for solutions to get our economy moving again,” Speaker Boehner says in this week’s Republican address, where he lays out the new majority’s commitment to focus on jobs, beginning with proposals to lower energy costs, boost veterans’ hiring, and protect the pay and peace of mind of hardworking Americans.

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The Hill: “Boehner: Build Keystone, change O-Care”
“Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) signaled the House would start off the next term with legislation approving the Keystone XL pipeline and making changes to the healthcare law. … ‘These types of common-sense solutions, so long ignored by the outgoing Senate majority, offer a good starting point,’ he said.  ‘They’ll help break the logjam here in Washington, and establish a foundation of certainty and stability that both parties can build on.’’

ABC News Radio: “Boehner Outlines Goals After Republicans Take Control of Senate”
“Boehner quoted Scripture, saying that ‘to whom much is given, much is expected,’ and adding that ‘Republicans are humbled by the trust the American people have placed in us.’ … Boehner says his party will focus on helping middle-class families, vote on numerous jobs bills passed by the House, work to approve the Keystone XL pipeline, advance the hiring of veterans and ‘take on ObamaCare regulations that threaten the 40-hour workweek and the pay and peace of mind of so many Americans.’”

Business Insider: “Boehner: ‘To Whom Much Is Given, Much Is Expected’”
“Boehner said those priorities included curtailing President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare reform law, modernizing the healthcare system for veterans, and approving the Keystone XL pipeline.   ‘This is also a time to consider the line in Scripture that says, ‘To whom much is given, much is expected,'” Boehner said.”

Newsmax: “Republicans will honor the trust Americans showed with their votes in the Nov. 4 midterm election by focusing on jobs and the economy, as well as renewing efforts to advance proposals that the House passed but the Democrat-controlled Senate would not bring to a vote, House Speaker John Boehner said in Saturday’s weekly GOP address.  … That will mean lawmakers will focus first on helping the nation’s middle-class families who struggle to pay their bills and find well-paying jobs, Boehner said.  Further, the Republican-controlled Congress will start ‘by debating and voting on the many jobs bills the House has acted on with bipartisan support.’”

VOA News: “In the Republican Party’s address Saturday, Speaker of the House of Representatives John Boehner also paid tribute to the nation’s veterans, saying ‘as we consider their sacrifices, let us vow to live up to the promises that we’ve made to them and their families.’

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