House GOP leaders urge Obama, Dems to act on bills

CAMBRIDGE, Md. (AP) — House Republican leaders are challenging the White House and Democrats to work without further delay on four bills that are stalled in the Senate.

The GOP lawmakers say the bills would advance the president's priorities and would make a good start on the year of action that the president outlined in his State of the Union speech.

House Speaker John Boehner (BAY'-nur) and the other leaders wrote a letter to President Barack Obama. They say the four bills deal with job training programs, construction of natural gas pipelines, workplace rules and money for pediatric research at the National Institutes of Health.

They released the letter Thursday at the start of a two-day meeting on Maryland's Eastern Shore.

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