Boehner Says Border Crisis Won’t Get ‘Blank Check’ (Video)

No  "blank check" for the border, says Boehner. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)
No  "blank check" for the border, says Boehner. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)
Posted July 10, 2014 at 12:31pm

One day after President Barack Obama urged Congress to move quickly on a request for $3.7 billion in emergency funds to address the Texas border crisis, Speaker John A. Boehner made it clear the spending supplemental will not be rubber-stamped.  

“We’re not giving the president a blank check,” Boehner said during his weekly press conference Thursday.  

“In other words, he won’t do it for the kids; it’s all about politics,” Boehner said.  

The Ohio Republican noted that a working group in the House was “reviewing” the supplemental request, and that they would have more to say in the future.  

“Beyond that, we’ll wade through the discussion with our members before we make any final decisions,” Boehner said.