October 16th, 2013
05:46 PM ET
10 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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  1. robert

    It's a sad day in Gotham city folks...

    October 16, 2013 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |
  2. Anonymous

    I hope the Teabaggers get tried for TREASON after this is all done.

    October 16, 2013 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
  3. Tony

    It bothers me that they had to "deal" to come to an agreement on something that never should have happened in the first place. This shutdown was pointless. There was absolutely no way they were going to have any effect on the ACA. Congress passed it, the President signed it and the Supreme Court upheld it. The Republicans didn't have the votes so they couldn't end it legislatively and, most importantly, when they presented it to the American people as part of their election strategy in 2012 the voters rejected it. Even worse, they knew the shutdown wouldn't prevent the ACA from beginning on 10/1. So why the did they cause this much damage to so many people knowing it wouldn't change anything other than making Congress look worse in the eyes of the people?

    October 16, 2013 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
  4. ATL Guy

    These Republican clowns went out and said the world would end if Obamacare started; look at the chaos they've created with their delusional stupidity. they need to all be voted out of office. They've done absolutely nothing but create uncertainty and doubt in the market place.

    October 16, 2013 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
  5. lary

    dont believe him for less then 10 seconds he speaks forked tongue

    October 16, 2013 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
  6. sfs123

    No escape from debt. Most will realize after it is too late.

    October 16, 2013 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
  7. NYSur4

    So we get to do this all over again in January?

    October 16, 2013 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
  8. sonny chapman

    A lot of folks who have a life & don't follow this political crap didn't know what the "Haslet Rule" was. They assumed that their Democracy worked fair & square. Now they're, especially Latinos & those who believe in fundamental fairness, gonna start asking ,"Why doesn't Boehner bring up the Senate Immigration Bill up for a vote in the House"? Well Mr. Boehner; what is your answer ?

    October 16, 2013 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
  9. Steve

    ... congratulations on a job well done.

    October 16, 2013 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  10. whocares

    If this passes, I think every GOP member of congress should get a 15% pay hike for this historic decision a 4-year old child could have made.

    October 16, 2013 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  11. BigRed

    "We fought the good fight; we just didn't win," Boehner told a radio station in his home state of Ohio. Didn't win? I thought he said, "This isn't a damn game!"

    October 16, 2013 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  12. roy

    Jan 15th and Feb 7th same crap all over again.

    October 16, 2013 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  13. Kenneth Janowski

    And we're supposed to be grateful for you doing you job?

    October 16, 2013 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  14. JD

    If this goes through, then do your job Congress!!! Stop these artificial crisis's that damage the U.S. economy and put millions on the edge of ruin. The American people are NOT pawn, we are who you work for – with a majority rule!!!

    October 16, 2013 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  15. Gatorfan

    How magnanimous of you.

    Punk.

    October 16, 2013 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  16. James Rasmussen

    It would serve this President and his beloved Senate to have the credit agencies all down grade US Debt because they are kicking the debt issue down the road again!!!! Maybe he will wake up when countries and others start asking for full payment on all debt owed. Of course he will blame that on Republicans because they did not stop him. Or he might celebrate because he has met his goal to destroy US.

    October 16, 2013 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  17. docsdaughter

    He'll allow it. This is the problem,putting their own egos ahead of the good of the country. They should all be held accountable at the ballot box.

    October 16, 2013 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  18. c-lo

    Now I just want each and every one of you to write a check against your children's, grandchildren's and great-grandchildren's accounts and futures, because I'm sick of you mortgaging my decendents'.

    October 16, 2013 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  19. DarrellSF

    Cruz: I won't block the Senate Vote.

    Boehner: I'll allow it!

    Two of the most arrogant asses to ever walk the halls of Congress!

    October 16, 2013 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  20. lovesanaa

    It is time to make Congress pay by getting out to vote! Don't talk, vote!

    October 16, 2013 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  21. sifto

    funny how obama and democrats will not take obamacare–thats like forcing the country to take a poison pill but refusing to take it themselves! hilarious ....

    October 16, 2013 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  22. Veritas Sapientia

    Bonnie and Clyde, fleecing the American Citizen until there's nothing left. Turned America into Haiti, congrats.

    October 16, 2013 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  23. Jerry John

    Boehner allowed himself to be a pawn of the tea-party: he wasted so much of our time and tax dollars, but above all, hurt our pride as a country on the world stage. Shame!

    October 16, 2013 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
  24. Jonathan L

    As a citizen who has always voted Republican, I am both embarrassed by and angry with the fools in Washington DC who are supposed to represent the best interests of the American people. In this era of instant global communication, Congress has done a great disservice to the United States of America and how they are viewed not only by it's citizens but by the rest of the world. We all need to seriously revisit the purpose of our government structure and the period that elected officials can stay in office. We need middle of the road, sensible people in office who have the ability to communicate, negotiate and govern without causing harm.

    October 16, 2013 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
  25. The King

    It's going to be raining in Baggerville.

    October 16, 2013 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
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