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10:30 a.m. – A week after roiling many of his fellow Republicans by suggesting he could vote to extend just middle class tax cuts, House Republican Leader John Boehner is urging House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to hold an "up or down vote" on extending all Bush era tax cuts, including those for the wealthiest Americans.
"On the issue of job killing tax hikes the American people are not going to accept anything less than the vote they deserve," Boehner told reporters in a prepared opening statement.
"Anything less than that is unacceptable." he said.