John Boehner: No blank check for border crisis

By Stephanie Klein | July 25, 2014

By Sarah Fisher

During his weekly press briefing yesterday, House speaker John Boehner asserted there would be no blank check for the President to deal with the border crisis.  “I want to be clear: there’s going to be no blank check for the president and his allies,” Boehner said.

House Speaker John Boehner delivered an ultimatum to President Obama regarding the humanitarian crisis at the southern border during his weekly press briefing Thursday, arguing that if the president does not adopt elements of the House Republican plan to deal with the influx of Central American immigrants coming into the country from Mexico, Republicans will likely not be able to accept any plan the White House presents to Congress.

Boehner went on to say that the administration had “flip-flopped” on their problem solving intentions and they have sent a “contradictory messages.”

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