LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - U.S. House Speaker John Boehner called
for Congress to find "common ground" on jobs and the economy
despite ideological differences that have tied the institution in
Boehner, speaking Monday during a visit to the University of
Louisville, said finding areas of agreement doesn't mean
compromising principles. Instead, Boehner said, doing so means
Congress is performing its job as expected.
Boehner shared the state with his fellow congressional
Republican leader, U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell of Kentucky. McConnell
welcomed Boehner to his alma mater as part of the McConnell
Center's fall lecture series.
Boehner's speech comes as congressional Republicans have
wrangled with President Barack Obama over how to jump-start job
growth in a sluggish economy.
Boehner was first elected to the House in 1990 from Ohio's 8th