House Speaker John A. Boehner reiterated Thursday that he doesn't plan to move on any of President Obama's recent policy proposals until and unless the Democratic-controlled Senate acts first.

House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio), with other members of the House GOP leadership Tuesday. (Chip Somodevilla - GETTY IMAGES)

The comments come as the House and Senate prepare to recess Friday and not return to Washington until Feb. 25 -- just four days before $85 billion in automatic budget cuts, known as the "sequester," are set to take affect. Both parties have been sparring in recent days over whether to implement a short-term measure to stave off most, if not all of the cuts.