House Speaker-designate John Boehner (R-OH) announced today that he will host a summit meeting in the U.S. Capitol on December 1 with the nation’s newly-elected Republican governors. Topping the agenda will be spending cuts and jobs –including repeal of the job-killing health care law, an objective for which Boehner envisions a collaborative effort among reform-minded GOP governors and legislators similar to the one that resulted in enactment of the successful 1996 welfare reforms.
“Washington doesn’t have all the answers, and the best solutions usually come from outside the Beltway,” Boehner said. “Republicans may still be outnumbered in Washington, but with the American people and reform-minded governors standing with us, there’s a lot we can do together to stop runaway government spending and help small businesses get back to creating jobs.”
Governors-elect expected to attend include Robert Bentley (AL), Rick Scott (FL), Terry Branstad (IA), Sam Brownback (KS), Paul LePage (ME), Rick Snyder (MI), Brian Sandoval (NV), Susana Martinez (NM), John Kasich (OH), Mary Fallin (OK), Tom Corbett (PA), Nikki Haley (SC), Dennis Daugaard (SD), Bill Haslam (TN) and Matt Mead (WY). Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and other congressional Republicans are also expected to participate.