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,” Boehner 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.