LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – U.S. House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) will call for "bipartisan action on areas of common ground" in a speech that addresses the nation’s jobs crisis at the University of Louisville on Monday.
Boehner is scheduled to speak at 8:30am in Cardinal Arena as part of the McConnell Center’s Fall Lecture Series. Tickets are no longer available for this event.
The appearance will spotlight the nation's top two elected Republicans, Boehner and U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) who invited the Speaker. Boehner was expected to meet with University of Louisville students who are McConnell Scholars, part of a non-partisan leadership program at the university.A live video feed will be available on Boehner’s Facebook page, www.facebook.com/johnboehner.
WHAS11's Joe Arnold is covering the event with updates on newscasts and WHAS11.com.
Boehner's speech is expected to contrast President Obama's $447 billion jobs bill, which Republicans oppose because of tax increases.
In his weekend radio address, Mr. Obama condemned congressional Republicans for “not getting the message on jobs.”
“Unfortunately, Republicans in Congress aren’t paying attention. Over and over, they have refused to even debate the same kind of jobs proposals that Republicans have supported in the past … And they should stop playing politics and act on them now.”
“The president says we can’t afford to wait,” Boehner said last week, “Well guess what? I agree with the president. We’ve got 15 bills that are sitting over in the United States Senate. After we finish this week, there’ll be 16 bills sitting over in the United States Senate waiting for action."