By Russell Berman - 03/14/13 07:12 PM EDT
“He’s not going to do it until the week of April 8 because he wants to see what our budget looked like and what Senate Democrats produce,” the Speaker told reporters at a Capitol press conference. “I think that budget has been sitting down there ready to go.”
Boehner urged the president to “get serious” in his budget proposal, and he said that while Republicans appreciated his visit to the Capitol, more engagement was not sufficient to bridge the differences between the two parties.
“This is going to take more than dinner dates and phone calls,” he said. “This is going to take the president and Senate Democrats rolling up their sleeves and making tough choices about how we solve our nation’s problems. No more tax hikes. No more gimmicks and no more putting off what needs to be done today.”