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Bagpipers play Thursday as President Obama leaves a St. Patrick's Day lunch with (from the left) House Speaker John A. Boehner, Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny and Rep. Peter T. King. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

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Bagpipers play Thursday as President Obama leaves a St. Patrick's Day lunch with (from the left) House Speaker John A. Boehner, Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny and Rep. Peter King. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

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Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard, center, is flanked by Speaker of the House John Boehner, left, and Senate President Pro Tempore Daniel Inouye, right, as she prepares to address a joint meeting of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, March 9, 2011. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard shakes hands with Speaker of the House John Boehner, second from left, as Senate President Pro Tempore Daniel Inouye, left, watches, after addressing a joint meeting of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, March 9, 2011. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard is flanked by Speaker of the House John A. Boehner, Ohio Republican (left) and Senate President Pro Tempore Daniel K. Inouye, Hawaii Democrat, during her address to a joint session of Congress on Wednesday. She is slated to visit the United Nations in New York on Thursday. (Associated Press)

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House Speaker John A. Boehner, Ohio Republican, gestures during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington on Wednesday, March 2, 2011. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, arrives Thursday for a news conference on Capitol Hill to respond to a statement made by House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio. (Associated Press)

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House Speaker John A. Boehner, Ohio Republican, had "no comment" when asked by reporters over the weekend if he would seek to get the Senate to restore funding for a defense contract in his congressional district that was cut in the House. (Associated Press)

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House Speaker John A. Boehner, here surrounded by D.C. voting rights demonstrators, said Thursday, "When we say we're going to cut spending, read my lips: We're going to cut spending." (PRNEWSFOTO/DC Vote)

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"In the last two years, under President Obama, the federal government has added 200,000 new federal jobs," House Speaker John A. Boehner, Ohio Republican, said Tuesday as the GOP outlined proposed budget cuts. "If some of those jobs are lost, so be it. We're broke." (Associated Press)

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House Speaker John A. Boehner of Ohio, flanked by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia (right) and House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy of California, said they found some common ground with President Obama at a private lunch Wednesday. (Associated Press)

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House Speaker John A. Boehner (center), accompanied by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (right) and House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy, leave the White House in Washington on Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011, following a luncheon with President Obama. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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House Speaker John A. Boehner, Ohio Republican, said Sunday he fears Senate Democrats won't acknowledge "real problems" with entitlements, such as Medicare and Social Security. (Associated Press)

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Sen. Joe Lieberman, Connecticut independent (left) accompanied by House Speaker John A. Boehner of Ohio, speaks Wednesday during a news conference to explain the revived D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program. (Associated Press)

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Sen. Joseph Lieberman, I-Conn., left, accompanied by House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, gestures during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington on Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011, to discuss the introduction of legislation on the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program . (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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As Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. and House Speaker John A. Boehner look on, President Obama called Tuesday night for rejuvenating America's innovative spirit. (Associated Press)

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Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. chats with House Speaker John A. Boehner of Ohio on Capitol Hill on Tuesday before the start of President Obama's State of the Union address. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** This file photo shows House Speaker John Boehner, Ohio Republican, (left) and Rep. Jim Jordan, Ohio Republican. "Families and businesses have had to cut back, and they're demanding that Washington do the same," said Jordan, chairman of the Republican Study Committee, the House conservative caucus. (Associated Press)

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House Speaker John A. Boehner arrives for a news conference before Wednesday's House passage of a bill to repeal the health care law. With him (from left) are Reps. Nan Hayworth and Cathy McMorris Rodgers and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** In this Jan. 6 photo, House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio (right), accompanied by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia, holds a copy of a proposal to repeal the Health Care Bill during a news conference on Capitol Hill. (Associated Press)