(CBS News) -- "It is not about me," John Boehner insisted Sunday on "Face the Nation," refusing to say whether he prefers a pathway to citizenship for the 11 million immigrants living in the United States illegally.
"I've got certain things that I'd like to see accomplished, but this is not going to be about me. If we're listening to the American people and we're following their will, our House will work just fine," he said. The Washington Post , Wall Street Journal, Politico, The Hill, Huffington Post, Press TV, New York Daily News, and United Press International all ran pieces Sunday on the Speaker's refusal to weigh in on a pathway to citizenship.
Speaker Boehner also responded to criticism regarding the lack of legislation that has made its way through congress this year.
"We should not be judged on how many new laws we create. We ought to be judged on how many laws that we repeal," he told Bob Schieffer. "We've got more laws than the administration could ever enforce," he added.
How would House Speaker John Boehner like to be remembered? "He was fair to all and protected the institution," Boehner told Host Bob Schieffer. Politico ran a piece using Boehner's take on his own legacy.
The Speaker also defended the House's vote to repeal Obamacare for the thirty-ninth time this week, calling the legislation "not ready for primetime."
"This program isn't ready," he said. "This is not good for the country, and we're going to stay at it."
Boehner assured Schieffer that Americans can "absolutely" expect more votes to repeal the legislation. "We're going to do everything we can to make sure it never happens," he pledged. Newsmax and The Hill have more on what Boehner's comments mean for the future of the Affordable Care Act. For more analysis of our full conversation with Speaker Boehner, turn to Roll Call, The Orlando Sentinel and The Marion Star.
Turning to Detroit's decision this week to file for bankruptcy, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder sat down for a conversation with Bob Schieffer.
"This is a very tragic situation, and this was a very difficult situation, but it's the right one," he said of the decision for Detroit to file for bankruptcy. "This is an opportunity to stabilize Detroit and grow Detroit," he added.
Gov. Snyder also said he wouldn't seek a federal bailout for the city.
"If the federal government wants to do that, that's their option," he told host Bob Schieffer. "I don't view that as the right answer," he added. The Associated Press, Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg Businessweek, Huffington Post and Reuters all have more on our conversation with Snyder.