Boehner: Obama budget 'Ready to go,' but president holding it back

“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.”

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House Republicans are set to vote on their budget proposal next week, and Senate Democrats are hoping to do so as well on their resolution.

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.”