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Speaker Boehner Won't Say If He Believes Climate Change Science

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"Certainly we've had changes in our climate. I'll let the scientists debate the sources in their opinion of that change. But I think the real question is that every proposal we see out of the administration with regard to climate change means killing American jobs," the Ohio Republican told reporters.

"The American people are still asking the question: where are the jobs? Jobs and the economy are still the number one issue in the country. And I just don't understand why every proposal that comes out of this administration is just going to kill thousands and thousands of more American jobs."

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) was asked the same question and did not answer it.