Confirmed: Boehner Spokesman Mum on Last Week’s Obama-Boehner Immigration Talks
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White House spokesman Jay Carney told reporters that Barack Obama and Speaker John Boehner spoke last week about immigration and the budget. John Boehner’s spokesman refuses to provide any details on the discussions.
The Daily Caller reported:
President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner talked about pending political battles before the congressional recess, but White House officials declined to detail the conversation.
Any contact between the two leaders could be critical, because they’re expected this fall to negotiate important budget deals, to clash over delays to Obamacare, and to kill or approve a controversial and transformative rewrite of the nation’s immigration laws.
“My sense is they spoke about a variety of the issues that are coming up for action by Congress,” said White House spokesman Jay Carney.
“I’m sure that would include immigration reform, as well as some of the economic initiatives the President would like Congress to take up… and obviously, the budget issues that we have to deal with in the fall,” he said.
The two talked “shortly before the [House] went on recess, Carney added. “I think it was within the last week.”
Boehner’s spokesman, Michael Steel, told The Daily Caller on Sunday that the talk took place, but he declined to provide any details.
More… Rep. Steve King told reporters this week that Boehner is “clearly for some kind of amnesty.”