October 16th, 2013
05:46 PM ET
9 years 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. Bishop Corlis L. Dees II

    Has anyone read the agreement? It is a ditto of last years non budget. My question is should we thank them or spank them?
    I am not really sure what happened. Could someone please tell me what has changed in Washington? Are we really going to the same people back the next time we vote, or do you even care enough to vote. Well, here is a piece of advise. If you do not vote what you need to do during the next major election is come to Pakistan and get away from all the noise and help us build schools or maybe do some volunteer work for people who would greatly appreciate it.

    October 16, 2013 09:54 pm at 9:54 pm |
  2. Anonymous

    "Fought the good fight?" A lackluster, timid twitter on the part of Boehner, and Cantor who were forced into making a token appearance by Republicans who had been elected t repeal the phony, misnamed "Affordable Healthcare".

    Boehner collaborated with liberals all along the way, undermining every serious effort to modify this grossly unfair tax, which by any true measure is an unconstitutional tax. The House needs a new Speaker and Majority Leadership.

    October 16, 2013 10:25 pm at 10:25 pm |
  3. Steve Hamilton

    Let's wait and see what happens tomorrow. Boehner doesn't have control of his far right wing radicals, who could still torpedo a deal.

    October 16, 2013 10:33 pm at 10:33 pm |
  4. Thomas

    @Jeff Frank (R-Ohio)"Right Wing Insanity"
    On the brink of the first financial default of the United States in history and your savior is where? Meeting Miss America? Your impulsive. You voted for him. You made your beds. Now lay in them.

    Green Eggs An Ham ?

    October 17, 2013 07:00 am at 7:00 am |
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