Boehner asks governors for help on economic agenda

"We welcome examples from governors of areas where the expansion of the federal government inhibits their ability to govern and we would want to work closely with governors to find solutions to these situations,” BoehnerJohn Andrew BoehnerRestoring fiscal sanity requires bipartisan courage GOP congressman slams primary rival for Ryan donations Speculation swirls about Kevin McCarthy’s future MORE said in the letter.  

Boehner argued that governors banded together in the mid-1990s to pass welfare reform during the Clinton administration and now need a similar partnership. 

"This joint initiative was successful because Republican governors and members of Congress worked together," he said about welfare reform.