By Russell Berman - 12/11/13 02:01 PM EST
Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said Wednesday he privately laid out conditions to the White House for extending unemployment benefits but that the administration hasn’t put forward a plan meeting his standards.
“We’ve worked all year to help get our economy going again and help produce better jobs and more wages,” Boehner told reporters at a press conference Wednesday. “When the White House finally called me last Friday about extending unemployment benefits, I said we would clearly consider it, as long as it’s paid for and as long as there are other efforts to help get our economy moving once again. I have not seen a plan from the White House that meets those standards.”