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SPEAKER JOHN BOEHNER to give speech on economy

September 1, 2011

Sep 01, 2011

Speaker Boehner to give speech on economy

By Catalina Camia, USA TODAY

By J. Scott Applewhite, AP

Updated 12:24 p.m. ET

House Speaker John Boehner will deliver his own speech about the economy, a week after President Obama addresses the nation about his jobs plan.

Boehner, R-Ohio, will address the Economic Club of Washington, D.C. on Sept. 15.

The speaker has given major policy speeches in these kinds of settings before, most notably in May when he outlined his conditions for raising the debt limit in before the Economic Club of New York.

Obama will speak at a joint session of Congress on Sept. 8 — a date that was set after a tussle with Boehner over scheduling.

The president asked to speak on Sept. 7, but Boehner asked Obama to speak the next night instead because of issues such as having enough time for a security sweep of the House chamber.

House Republicans are planning a legislative agenda this fall focused on repealing environmental and labor regulations that they say drive up the cost of business and discourage employers from hiring.

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