Could it be that Boehner didn't lie but he just doesn't know?
Either way, when he told the Senate to get off its ass, not only was he rude, he was wrong. It's the House that hasn't gotten off its ass. You'll remember, of course, your Constitutional history studies: budgets originate in the House, not in the Senate, not down the Avenue.
The last House -- the one that ended on January 1, 2013 -- wrangled about the budget. But anything that was proposed by that House is no longer valid. The new House, with its new members, have to submit a new budget before Boehner has the right to tell the Senate to "get off its ass." And Boehner hasn't come up with a new budget. Why? Because he knows he can't get it passed in this term's House. He no longer has the votes.
It's true. In May they passed the Sequester Replacement Reconciliation Act, without any Democratic support. And then in December, House Republicans passed the Spending Reduction Act of 2012, also without any Democratic support. That's because these sequester replacement measures, among other things, would defund significant portions of the president's health care law — something Democrats wouldn't go for. The Democratic-controlled Senate never voted on them.
What They Aren't Saying
Both bills passed in 2012, during the 112th Congress. Remember earlier this year the huge uproar when the Hurricane Sandy relief bill died because the 112th Congress ended before the House could vote on it? Well, a lot of bills died with the start of the new Congress, and that includes those two. So there is no House-passed vehicle to avoid the sequester.
And it doesn't look like the House has any intention of voting again to replace the sequester, because there's a very big question of whether such a bill would pass. According to a recent story in Roll Call:
"Last year, the Sequester Replacement Reconciliation Act passed 218-199 in May with 16 Republicans voting against it. Then in December, the Spending Reduction Act passed by an even slimmer margin, 215-209, with 21 Republicans opposed. No Democrat supported either bill.
"More than 30 Republican members who supported the bills are no longer serving in the House because of retirement, loss of election or running for another office. And in the 113th Congress, Republicans have eight fewer seats in the House."...NPR