October 16th, 2013
05:46 PM ET
9 months ago

Boehner urges House GOP to support Senate deal

Washinton (CNN) - Senate leaders on Wednesday announced a deal to end the partial government shutdown and avoid a possible U.S. default, and House Speaker John Boehner urged fellow Republicans to support it while a key GOP conservative said he wouldn't try to block it in the Senate.

"We fought the good fight; we just didn't win," Boehner told a radio station in his home state of Ohio in reference to GOP efforts to dismantle or defund President Barack Obama's signature health care reforms and extract deficit reduction concessions around the need to fund the government and raise the federal borrowing limit.

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soundoff (879 Responses)
  1. freedom

    Nothing has been accomplished – there is no relief – our debts are still huge – and will continue to grow under this administration – especially with the disastrous Obamacare. Things will continue to get much worse with Obama, Reid, and Pelosi at the helm. But, those of us who know this will continue to fight the good fight.

    October 16, 2013 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  2. Mikey

    Doesn't this now have to go through the really crazy side of Congress now? If Boehner brings it to a vote, it passes easily... but does he have the guts to defy the TP lunatics?

    October 16, 2013 03:20 pm at 3:20 pm |
  3. ProudDem

    You know, whatever party you belong to, how's this for an idea. Since there are no prerequisites for being elected to congress, and people with "colorful" backgrounds are finding their way in....why not require that all freshmen congressmen complete a few classes on basic economics, government, ect. You could have them moderated in a non-partisan manner.

    October 16, 2013 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  4. Tony Z

    Europe is on Friday??? They are there to do a job. Many should not seek re-election because they have embarrased the US.

    October 16, 2013 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  5. Larry in Houston

    they still have to vote – they will wait till the markets close – Just hope CNN's "The Roman Numeral" doesn't have a heart attack.

    October 16, 2013 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
  6. tafugate

    victor cruz is one scary, crazy dude.

    October 16, 2013 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  7. Joe Rockbottom

    Two weeks of tantrums and the Repubs got absolutely nothing. Thanks for the show, boys.

    October 16, 2013 03:27 pm at 3:27 pm |
  8. Tomm

    The republicans are at fault. No ifs, ands or buts about this.

    October 16, 2013 03:27 pm at 3:27 pm |
  9. Jetranger

    Heres a Challenge, I'm going to be President real quick, and throw out the bum in office and FIRE all you congressman and senators, try to challenge that !

    October 16, 2013 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  10. markfromdover

    They don't get any atta boys. They created this whole mess. Vote 'em ALL out! Especially the likes of Canadian cruz.

    October 16, 2013 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  11. quieteye

    Remember and return the favor,
    2014 Republicans = Just vote No

    October 16, 2013 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  12. Chris

    Yay.

    Time to play kick the can until the next manufactured "crisis".

    October 16, 2013 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  13. bob_lawbla

    ......and people still think this group of elected window lickers can manage healthcare. There is no hope for us as a nation.

    October 16, 2013 03:29 pm at 3:29 pm |
  14. Mark of Tennessee

    Teabags will be rioting in the streets

    October 16, 2013 03:29 pm at 3:29 pm |
  15. Mike

    But will it pass in the House and Senate? Well done to Senators Reid and McConnel but we've seen this before and it ends with the extreme right doing what they want and not what the American people want. The majority of Americans voted for healthcare reform. Give it to us!

    October 16, 2013 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |
  16. dfnj

    Time to arrest the insurrectionists!

    October 16, 2013 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |
  17. America First

    Because Sen. John McCain said I'll punch you right in your piehole if you keep it up. And NEVER, NEVER again show up at a WWII memorial. If you had been in office then, there would be NO government purchased WWII memorial.

    October 16, 2013 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |
  18. ED1

    How much more can you put us in debt what a bunch of crap.

    No bills should ever be passed unless we have the money to do so.

    October 16, 2013 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |
  19. America First

    Because Sen. John McCain said I'll shove tea in your piehole if you keep it up. And NEVER, NEVER again show up at a WWII memorial. If you had been in office then, there would be NO government purchased WWII memorial.

    October 16, 2013 03:31 pm at 3:31 pm |
  20. Andy

    Yeah...Cruz's thought of political death was just a bit to stark. My hope is you end up in the history books like Bush...another Texan moron.

    October 16, 2013 03:31 pm at 3:31 pm |
  21. kaneda

    So the whole agreement is to delay... Nice! We have been delayed the last 4 years.. Come on! Fix it! or quit and let someone else figure it out

    October 16, 2013 03:31 pm at 3:31 pm |
  22. As-if

    YAY, we can go back to spending a trillion billion dollars a day on pretty much nothing! God bless America and George Soros!

    October 16, 2013 03:31 pm at 3:31 pm |
  23. America First

    Where do I send my campaign contributions against the TEA TALIBAN TERRORISTS. Never again America – Never again.

    October 16, 2013 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  24. sandiegan9326

    I dare him to block the vote... while he's at it... re-read green eggs and ham...

    October 16, 2013 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  25. Ed Cassidy

    If Congress isn't participating in the ACA ( Obamacare), no deal on anything !!! It's not right

    October 16, 2013 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
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