Pelosi: It’s Boehner’s Job to Pass Trade Promotion Authority (Video) (Updated)
Updated 1:57 p.m. | Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., told reporters at her weekly news conference Thursday she has let Speaker John A. Boehner know he needs to produce 200 votes on the GOP side of the aisle to pass Trade Promotion Authority.
“The speaker should be able to deliver 200 votes,” Pelosi said. “I don’t know why they want this so much, they have the majority, why there’s even a question that they can deliver the votes. You’ll have to speak to them.” She continued: “200 votes. That would be a good, round number. A little safe number in case somebody doesn’t show up that day.”