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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  1. rosethornne

    The traitors of the Tea Party went to Washington intending to dismantle the government and destroy the nation.
    Good start, ignorant lunatics.

    October 16, 2013 05:57 pm at 5:57 pm |
  2. dave n

    I have a problem with this discussion. This is not a game analogy - this decision directly effects the lives of 300 million Americans.and may be the most important moment of Boehner's life. It's time to stand tall and say "Tea Party, let me do what's best."

    October 16, 2013 05:58 pm at 5:58 pm |
  3. Deb

    Well, I see the Republicans caved yet again. Just when i thought they had some courage. Obamacare is a disaster, and will cripple the government.Go ahead, let obamacare go through, let it be seen for the farce that it is. I hope that all of the idiots and fools who voted for it, and who try to use it, will finally see it for the joke that it, and Obama are.

    October 16, 2013 05:58 pm at 5:58 pm |
  4. Hamlet

    It's all fixed... well not really we still didn't put together a balanced budget... we just kicked that can 3 months out when we can do this all over again.

    October 16, 2013 05:58 pm at 5:58 pm |
  5. Rlg

    It's not Rep Boehner, it's KING Boehner with his "I'll allow it" statement.

    October 16, 2013 05:58 pm at 5:58 pm |
  6. Shaun

    If the Tea baggers actually cared about the deficit like they claim they would use the power they seen to have over the republican party to force them to go along with democratic plan to lower every ones tax rates but closing the cooperate loop holes!! The republicans are blocking this because the democrats are insisting on using the increase in revenue to be used to pay down the debt!!

    October 16, 2013 05:58 pm at 5:58 pm |
  7. Hamlet

    It's all fixed... well not really we still didn't put together a balanced budget... we just moved this mess to 3 months out when we can do this all over again.

    October 16, 2013 05:58 pm at 5:58 pm |
  8. Paul Rajashekar

    Republicans proved yet again that they are jerks and cowards who couldn't find a strategy to undo Obama Care. Shows their incompetence to govern and lack political skill. The Tea Party skunks should go back to their stinking holes in Alaska or Texas than destroying the nation and creating hardships to thousands of people by shutting down the government. The Republican Party proved to be pig headed ideologues and the people who elected them are equally guilty of ignorance and stupidity. Ted Cruz deserves to be kicked out of the Senate for being anti-American!

    October 16, 2013 05:59 pm at 5:59 pm |
  9. Bellamay

    This fiasco is going to cost us t 24 billion. It is a national disgrace. This was done to the American people to slow down any progress that Obama has made. If the American people do not see this then prepare for it again. 24 billion added to the deficit to keep people from getting insurance. What idiot thought this up.? They took there photos and stole our money. Good Job. Republicans.

    October 16, 2013 05:59 pm at 5:59 pm |
  10. JeffreyRO5

    Congrats to the Democrats for not giving into hostage-taking. The GOP has irrationally convinced itself that ObamaCare is a "train wreck," yet can't give anyone a reason why they think that. They have basically become unhinged over this law, which traces its roots to.....the GOP!

    October 16, 2013 05:59 pm at 5:59 pm |
  11. capiers

    The majority of Americans disagree with the GOP. Only a handful of Americans were onboard with them and still are. Sadly these people will always be ignorant but thankfully they are not the majority.

    October 16, 2013 05:59 pm at 5:59 pm |
  12. abmri60

    Before you know, China will own the US.

    October 16, 2013 05:59 pm at 5:59 pm |
  13. SB Atl

    @Sharr,
    If you really understand government and the segregation of power, you would know that the President can only request a budget and then approve or veto what spending has been approved by CONGRESS! Your hate for a man overreaches any common sense you may have ever had. Maybe you should listen to Fox and Rush, Hannity, etc. less and make a good faith effort to actually educate yourself on the facts versus just sounding stupid.

    I know that bashing the President makes you feel good about yourself, but get a life!

    October 16, 2013 06:00 pm at 6:00 pm |
  14. Shills

    WE THE PEOPLE are HOSTAGES!!!! Don't you get it?

    October 16, 2013 06:00 pm at 6:00 pm |
  15. Taylor

    I would expect that a "good fight" would have a productive ending, with minimized collateral damage. The amount of people that were hurt by the shut down of this government completely and utterly discount any claims to minimizing collateral damage. All for just another band aid.

    October 16, 2013 06:00 pm at 6:00 pm |
  16. Tammy

    How much more of our (the working Republicans) money are the Democrats going to take from us to support their LAZY butts? We have quadrupled the amount of money handed out to freeloaders (Democrats) for food stamps, welfare, section 8 housing, stimulus and now Osamacare (whoops, I meant Obamacare). I truly am shocked at how many people are begging to be supported in this Country!

    October 16, 2013 06:00 pm at 6:00 pm |
  17. 2Km N of GZero

    To the people commenting: don't forget that the tea-baggers were elected by voters who WANTED them to chop away at government. Mission accomplished! (where'd I hear that one before? hm...).

    October 16, 2013 06:00 pm at 6:00 pm |
  18. joe

    Hilarious, in big bold letters on the front page of CNN.com "Boehner: I'll Allow It". Way to go, CNN, you made it look like Boehner is in charge, when in fact Obama called his bluff and the republicans caved. They take a win for Obama and flip it around like that, CNN is such a joke these days.

    October 16, 2013 06:01 pm at 6:01 pm |
  19. me

    I get it! Burn the place down in the dead of Winter instead. At that point no one would want to come outside and protest.

    October 16, 2013 06:02 pm at 6:02 pm |
  20. gary

    we deserve so much better

    October 16, 2013 06:02 pm at 6:02 pm |
  21. Morgan King

    If Conservatives want to reduce government spending, let's start by eliminating the possibility of tacking 'pork' onto every single bill that comes through Congress.

    October 16, 2013 06:02 pm at 6:02 pm |
  22. liberal disease

    democrats are like teenagers who keep asking mom and dad for money because they don't know how to earn it themselves

    October 16, 2013 06:03 pm at 6:03 pm |
  23. JET314

    "Boehner: I'll allow it." Who the hell does he think he is ? This man is dangerous and needs to GO !!!

    October 16, 2013 06:03 pm at 6:03 pm |
  24. DanO

    Fighting the "good fight" does not mean sacrificing the populace that you are allegedly fighting for.

    October 16, 2013 06:03 pm at 6:03 pm |
  25. billy jester

    The country would be a lot better off without these tea party nuts thinking they run everything. Big up to the President for standing up to them and giving them the space to make total fools of themselves.

    October 16, 2013 06:03 pm at 6:03 pm |
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