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. livo

    INO that now that they have "Cruz Control" they should leave it in that mode when driving to get agreement in the future

    October 16, 2013 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  2. wm Scot

    We will see what kind of theatrics the House will play. Until the President signs the bill and everyone gets back to work it is not a done deal !

    October 16, 2013 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  3. Teddy

    Please tyell Ted Cruz that, "It is OK to mount a fight, even a foolish fight but it is even more stupid not to know when the fight is over"

    October 16, 2013 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  4. Against All Of Congress

    REALLY? COME ON Ted Cruz!! Take the country to the brink of default and don't have the guts/b@ll$ to finish it? Good luck with those Presidential ambitions.

    October 16, 2013 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  5. Sue Ann Orange

    Enough already. I believe there should be no Long-Term folks in our government. These 10,15,20+ year folks need to go. Four year term –reelection –then out. If it cannot be done in eight years–too bad for them.

    October 16, 2013 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |
  6. CarolinaGirl

    In my home state of North Carolina, over 900 people were arrested for peacefully and prayerfully protesting the activities of our right wing general assembly. The chief of police called them "anarchists." These folks caused no trouble whatsoever but are being brought to court. Yet Cruz and his extremist cronies have caused untold harm to our country and...nothing happens. Is there a disconnect here?

    October 16, 2013 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |
  7. DW

    Defund Ted Cruz!

    October 16, 2013 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |
  8. Oh Healthcare

    When will all government employees have to enroll for health care through the ACA? That should save some money.

    October 16, 2013 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |
  9. PushingBack

    You got to admit one thing about Republicans, they sure know how to waste time, money and energy! Ironic that the party of "fiscal responsibility" sure knows how to waste billions of dollars!

    October 16, 2013 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |
  10. YT

    Forcing everyone to buy health insurance? It would have been a million fold better for everyone if they forced everyone to maintain a proper BMI (Body Mass Index). I was taught in school that America is the home of the free. They lied. I'm voting out everyone and voting In the people who pledge to give everyone the freedom that we were all promised.

    October 16, 2013 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |
  11. tom l

    As I said from the outset. Man-U-Factured. Pathetic. The games BOTH parties play and the fear tactics they instill is shameful. And that's BOTH parties.

    October 16, 2013 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |
  12. Thomas Nichols

    No reason not to vote to reopen. Obamacare is practically a thing of the past anyway. Nothing can save it now. I have to admit it is dying much faster than I expected.

    October 16, 2013 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
  13. Bad Taste

    Of course Cruz won't block the deal. He'll do whatever the Koch Brothers tell him to.
    Once they realized blocking Obammacare was going to cost them money, they're pulling out.....

    October 16, 2013 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
  14. John in CA

    There will be voter reckoning in the coming elections. We are tired of politicians playing brinksmanship and disrupting our government inventing crisis after crisis. Special interests and personal agendas have no place in last minute brinksmanship. Save it for the negotiating table in the normal legislative committee and brokering process. We need term limits, campaign finance reform, and pull all funding from State programs until they get these Koch and Norquist funded T-baggers and all the other gerrymandered districts redrawn to make them more diverse and representative of the people and not made to represent a lunatic fringe whose only motive is to impeach rather than improve our societies inheritance and advancement!

    October 16, 2013 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
  15. ButSeriously

    Everyone should just take a step back and a deep breath and give some time to ponder what Ted Cruz and the House has accomplished over these past 16 days.

    October 16, 2013 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
  16. Zach

    Sad day for true Americans. The uninformed and career voters will soon run this once great country.

    October 16, 2013 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
  17. L

    I have always wanted something like this to happen. Been feeling mighty low since this happened.

    October 16, 2013 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
  18. Ralph

    Cruz says, I will not block it. This guy is the worst mistake voters ever made.

    October 16, 2013 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
  19. Sam

    The Republicans can loose many elections, but you wait, once they get the majority in the house and senate in he future Obamacare will be removed and those who signed with it will go to private exchanges.

    October 16, 2013 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
  20. wdstubblefield

    We all knew this was going to happen folks, when push comes to shove the repugs can't hold a candle to the dems

    October 16, 2013 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
  21. dee3

    thanks for nothing Tea bags. You cost the country a lot of change and added to the debt.

    October 16, 2013 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  22. Anonymous

    Cruz is totally clueless as to what the people want!!!!!!!!!!!

    October 16, 2013 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  23. Chicago

    Democrats will still blame Republicans when the impact is felt. Remember it now folks. And remember it next time you vote.

    October 16, 2013 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  24. wdstubblefield

    We all knew this was going to happen, when push comes to shove the repugs couldn't hand the dems.

    October 16, 2013 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  25. RMT

    Somehow, after all this nonsense, I just don't feel like celebrating. Especially when you consider we may be put through this again early next year.

    October 16, 2013 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
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