(CNSNews.com) - House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), declaring himself "humbled" by Tuesday night's many Republican wins, says it's not time to celebrate, it's time to pass jobs, energy, tax and regulatory reform bills:
"It's time for government to start getting results and implementing solutions to the challenges facing our country, starting with our still-struggling economy," Boehner said in a statement.
"Americans can expect the new Congress to debate and vote soon on the many common-sense jobs and energy bills that passed the Republican-led House in recent years with bipartisan support but were never even brought to a vote by the outgoing Senate majority, as well as solutions offered by Senate Republicans that were denied consideration.
"I’ve also put forth a five-point roadmap for harnessing the emerging energy boom in America, resetting our economy and restoring the American Dream for our children and grandchildren. It calls for fixing our tax code, solving our spending problem, reforming our legal system, reforming our regulatory system, and improving our education system."
Boehner said Republicans have set those priorities by listening to their constituents, and he urged Obama to "work with us," rather than launch a "counterattack on the new majority."
"This is a time for solutions to get our economy moving again, and we’re eager to get to work,” Boehner said.
Under Boehner's leadership, the House has passed dozens of bills -- more than fifty -- to repeal Obamacare; and as recently as August 8, Boehner was complaining about the Democrats' health care law driving up insurance costs for families and small businesses:
"In just two years, Ohioans have now seen their insurance premiums spike by 53 percent on average – it’s simply unconscionable," Boehner said in an Aug. 8 statement.
"Every story that piles on further strengthens my resolve to continue fighting to repeal this law and start over with patient-centered reforms that will actually lower health care costs and protect jobs."
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