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Boehner's Remarks at Press Conference, December 2012.

Speaker: John Boehner
Published December 19, 2012


Press Conference

Boehner's Remarks at Press Conference, December 2012.

House Speaker Boehner gave this press conference in response to President Obama's remarks on the fiscal cliff, on December 19, 2012.

[Editor's Note: Read President Obama's press conference remarks. Click here for more CFR 2012 resources examining the foreign policy and national security dimensions of the presidential transition.]

"Republicans continue to work toward avoiding the fiscal cliff.

"The president's offer of $1.3 trillion in revenues and $850 billion in spending reductions fails to meet the test that the president promised the American people – a balanced approach. And I hope the president will get serious soon about providing and working with us on a balanced approach.

"Tomorrow, the House will pass legislation to make permanent tax relief for nearly every American – 99.81 percent of the American people. And then the president will have a decision to make: He can call on Senate Democrats to pass that bill, or he can be responsible for the largest tax increase in American history."

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