Boehner irks Boxer with remark on transportation bill
Source: Washington Post
House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) had reached the one-last-question moment in his daily briefing with reporters Thursday after fielding queries on all sorts of topics, and he obviously wasnít prepared for the closer to be about transportation.
Are you getting an extension bill ready for when transportation funding runs out on June 30?
His response was, more or less, I donít know, but if it comes to that it wonít be a 30-day extension.
When that word reached to other side of the Capitol, Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) exploded..."I am very disappointed that Speaker Boehner is even talking about a long-term transportation extension, which would lead to the Highway Trust Fund going bankrupt," she said. "Three million jobs and thousands of businesses are at stake."