Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) posted an op-ed at National Review Online just after the vote on the Budget Control Act early evening tonight. Here are a couple of interesting snippets.
At moments like this, the arrogance of Washington is most evident not in its actions, but in its inaction.
In the face of a debt explosion that threatens the future of our country, the Senate has not passed a budget in more than 800 days. The House passed a historic one in April.
In the face of a government shutdown this past spring, the Senate produced no solution and initiated no bill. The House did…
The House demonstrated not arrogance, but leadership last week when a bipartisan majority — including many who came to Washington opposed to raising the debt ceiling under any circumstance — passed the Cut, Cap, & Balance Act for the greater good.
The House demonstrated not arrogance, but leadership today by passing the Budget Control Act, bowing not just to the will of the American people and their desire for a timely and responsible end to this crisis, but also to the Constitution, which gave us the reality of a bicameral legislature.
In contrast, in the six months since President Obama formally requested that the debt ceiling be raised, the Senate has passed nothing.
As pols are wont to do, Boehner went on to praise Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) as a “good man.”