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Boehner Warns Obama About Exceeding Authority

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January 28, 2014 AT 9:55 AM
House Speaker John Boehner says President Barack Obama likely has the authority to raise the minimum wage for new federal contract workers. But the speaker warned against any other unilateral steps that could encroach on the Constitution. Boehner told reporters at a Capitol Hill news conference Tuesday that a unilateral increase in the minimum wage is bad policy that will cost low-income Americans their jobs. The Ohio Republican said the GOP will be watching Obama to ensure he doesn't exceed his authority with other executive actions.