President Barack Obama called House speaker John Boehner tonight.
“The president called the speaker this evening to discuss funding for the government and Obamacare,” said Boehner spokesman Brendan Buck in a statement. “The speaker told the president that Obamacare is costing jobs and that American families are being denied basic fairness when big businesses are getting exemptions that they are not. ”
According to Boehner’s office, the two spoke for close to ten minutes.
Obama harshly criticized House Republicans in a speech he made today, saying, “House Republicans continue to tie funding of the government to ideological demands like limiting a woman’s access to contraception or delaying the Affordable Care Act, all to save face after making some impossible promises to the extreme right wing of their party.”