Use jobs ideas from both parties: Boehner

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Posted: Sep 12, 2011 11:58 AM
Use jobs ideas from both parties: Boehner

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Lawmakers will have to carefully examine President Barack Obama's job-creation plan and the final product should include ideas from both parties, the top Republican in Congress said on Monday.

"It is my hope that we will be able to work together to put in place the best ideas of both parties and help put Americans back to work," House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner said in a prepared statement.

Lawmakers will have to take a close look at Obama's jobs proposal in light of earlier stimulus efforts, Boehner said. Republicans consider Obama's 2009 plan to be a failure.

(Reporting by Andy Sullivan)