House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) defended his chamber against charges of inaction Wednesday, suggesting that the Democratic-controlled Senate is the reason that Congress has passed barely 60 pieces of legislation this year -- a record low.

"The House has passed nearly 150 bills in this Congress that the United States Senate has failed to act on," Boehner said in brief remarks on the House floor. "Many of them would help our economy and boost job creation."

A list provided by Boehner's office mentions dozens of proposals rejected by the Senate, including the House-passed budget proposal, legislation approving construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, proposals to streamline federal job-training programs and several measures to scale back or repeal the Affordable Care Act.