During a press conference on Tuesday morning, Speaker John Boehner was asked by a reporter asked if he had a message to the 800,000 federal workers who are now out of work as a result of the Republican shutdown of the federal government. In response to the question, Speaker Boehner said, “The House has voted to keep the government open. But we also want basic fairness for all Americans under Obamacare.”
Asked a second time by the same reporter if he had a specific message for the 800,000 furloughed federal workers, Speakler Boehner promptly left the podium without uttering another word.
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