By Bernie Becker - 02/01/13 04:49 PM EST
Boehner’s statement illustrates that Republicans believe debt and deficits are a political winner for them, after making that a key part of their argument in last year’s election.
The Friday statement from Boehner also comes the same day the government announced the economy created 157,000 jobs last month.
House Rules is scheduled to consider Price’s proposal — the Require Presidential Leadership and No Deficit, or Require a PLAN Act — on Monday, setting up a floor vote as early as Tuesday.
The measure would require Obama to submit another budget for fiscal 2014, if the first effort does not estimate when the deficit would be erased.
The White House has said its budget won’t be ready by Monday’s deadline, after only beating the deadline once in Obama's first term.