CAMBRIDGE, Maryland–House Republicans responding to President Obama’s State of the Union vow to move forward on a “year of action” with or without Congress say they agree and want to partner with him.
“We heard the president say this should be a year of action and that is our goal. We join the president in this effort to make this a year of action,” GOP Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers told reporters here.
The top four House Republicans also sent Obama a letter this morning outlining areas of agreement where the two can collaborate.
The letter notes, “Of course, under our Constitution, most action requires the Congress and the President to work together.”
The letter does not include any language on immigration, though a press conference was consumed with questions from reporters on the topic. Speaker John Boehner continued his silence on forthcoming immigration “principles,” saying he needs to discuss the issue with the Republican conference.