Boehner explains ‘Plan B’ collapse, says it is not a blow to his speakership

He put the onus moving forward on Senate Democrats and the president.

“At some point the United States Senate has to do something,” he said, saying that the House had passed a bill to extend all current tax rates earlier this year, and noting that on Thursday night they passed a bill to avert the sequester, neither of which the Senate has taken up.

“At some point we’re going to have to address the spending problem that we have. But we can’t cut our way to prosperity. We need real economic growth. And many any of us believe on both sides of the aisle that a fundamental reform to our tax code will help us get our economy moving faster and put more Americans back to work and more Americans on the tax roll,” Boehner said.

“How we get there, God only knows,” Boehner said. “But all I’m telling you is Eric and I, and our team here, are committed to working with our colleagues on both sides of the aisle, both sides of the Capitol, and the White House.”

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