Speaker Boehner says no to the sequester delay – see FNC Chad Pergram note below

Urgent: Boehner opposes delaying sequester
Per Pergram-Capitol Hill

Most topics on the sequester. Also material on Postal Service.

* Boehner says Republicans “are a minority party here in Washington.”

Boehner: Washington desparately needs some adult leadership

Boehner: The president doesn’t believe we have a spending problem.

Boehner on if Senate can’t pass major bills on immigration, guns, a budget, et al:
This is how the legislative process was designed to be inefficient and difficult….

Boehner:
At the start of every Congress, there’s a lot of scar tissue to carry over on those bills….you have to figure out the common ground.

Boehner on the sequester:
I don’t like the sequester. It’s taking a meat axe to defense.

Boehner on fixing the sequester:
We know what the meny of options are.

* Boehner also says he would oppose a delay in the sequester:

Boehner on delaying sequester:
They decided to move the sequester to March. Now the president is trying to move the sequester out further.

Boehner:
At some point, they have to get this spending problem under control. I’ve watched them kick this can down the road for 22 years now.

Boehner on the Postal Service:
I know Issa Is interested in moving Postal reform. I would hope Congress would move in a timely fashion.

Boehner on USPS:
I think trying to act in this Postal area is pretty difficult.

Boehner:
Congress in its wisdom has tied their hands to move in a revenue neutral way.

Boehner on fixing USPS:
I hope we will see a bill soon.

Boehner on Cantor’s speech:
I thought Eric did a very nice job yesterday.

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Chad Pergram
FOX News
Senior Producer for Capitol Hill

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