U.S. House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, announced today that U.S. Rep. Michael Burgess, R-Lewisville, will give the GOP response to the president's weekly radio address. In a statement, Boehner said that Burgess, "will share stories from his constituents that show how the reality of the president’s health care law doesn’t match what he promised." Burgess is a medical doctor who has become one of the GOP's go-to critics of the Affordable Care Act.
President Obama videotapes remarks that are broadcast on the radio Saturday midday and are available on the White House website, whitehouse.gov. The Republican response follows, with the GOP making the video response available on speaker.gov. and gop.gov.
- Maria Recio