According to NBC News, Boehner is growing increasingly frustrated with the inaction by Senate Democrats to find a solution to the so-called "sequester", which will require the federal government to make across the board cuts to the Military and other federal agencies.
Boehner fully expressed his frustration to the media on Feb. 26, even using some language that is regarded as "PG-13". He told the press:
We have moved a bill in the house twice. We should not have to move a third bill before the Senate gets off their ass and begins to do something.
While Boehner was making his frustration felt in Washington, President Obama was in Newport News, Va, where he will be joined by Hampton Roads Republican Rep. Scott Rigell to discuss the possible cuts that Virginia can expect if the sequester goes through. The sequester could have a major impact on the shipbuilding industry, which is one of the Norfolk area's major economic engines.
But Republicans are not to thrilled about Obama's trips across the country to pressure the GOP into action on the budget cuts. Republican House Rep. Cathy McMorris issued this challenge to President Obama:
He has traveled over 5000 miles in the last two weeks, and we challenge him (to) travel a mile and a half and come to Capitol Hill (and) sit down with Harry Reid and urge the Senate Democrats to take action.
In the press conference, Boehner compared the president's trip to Newport News as a "prop." He went on to say:
I don't think the president is focused on finding a solution to the sequester. The president has been traveling all over the country, today by going down to Newport News in order to use our military men and women as a prop in yet another campaign rally to support his tax hikes.
Congress has until Mar. 1 to pass a budget bill to offset the budget cuts.