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. Anonymous

    why does Cruz keep lamenting other senators for not listening to the public on Obama care. The only person not listening is Cruz. Obama ran on his healthcare initiative, while Romney ran against it and the election wasn't close. Get a clue man and stop hurting the country based on your foolishness.

    October 16, 2013 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  2. Padric2

    "Allow"?!?! He makes America want to puke.

    October 16, 2013 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  3. Keith

    Does it really matter what deal was reached? As long as Obama is still in office, this country is doomed.....

    October 16, 2013 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  4. highnoon7

    The fact that the GOP decided to adopt a personal vendetta against a presidential candidate to make him a one term president, during a period of our nations history where the economic disaster has only been rivaled by the one experienced in the 1930's, tells a lot about their misplaced priorities. They put personal grievances above solving the problems causing hardships for million of Americans. Their latest antics causing a 0.3% drop in economic recovery only cements the fact that they don't care about us, the little folks that has to work for a living.

    October 16, 2013 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  5. K Harrington

    How nice of him to 'allow it'. I think we should allow him to step down along with all the other radicals in his party.

    October 16, 2013 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  6. Highly in Debt - U.S. Citizen

    unfortunately, everyone gets upset at the thought of not being able to borrow from China, but at the same time are not the least bit concerned that we have to borrow to avoid default and real shutdown – or a president and Democratic congress that cannot control itself. Paul is correct, we are doomed if we don't stop spending and balance now.... than once that happens, decide what we really should be investing in and what we should not at the federal level. We need to cut now or we are at risk for complete and total economic failure. I for one will take my retirement and savings away from here before the inevitable mass devaluation occurs. How can my government owe in my name, more than I owe all of my debars?

    October 16, 2013 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  7. lewtwo

    Interesting how the house republicans are letting a senator lead them - I thought that was supposed to be the speakers job.

    October 16, 2013 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |

    The Republicans are taking the heat for trying to draw a line in the sand on spending. They may have lost but this will in the end catch up to the democrats when drastic cuts come latter rather than sooner.

    Teach a man to fish and he never goes hungry. Give a man someone else's fish and he votes for you.

    October 16, 2013 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  9. BoehnerBohner

    OrangeMan – Allow This!

    October 16, 2013 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  10. Me


    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!
    BS, complete BS, poll after poll show that the MAJORITY of Americans do NOT want the ACA in its current form!!!! LIar liar pants on fire but that is all you liberals do is lie, cheat, and push blame on anyone but where it belongs, YOU!! Chicago politics at its finest!

    October 16, 2013 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  11. abby

    Boehner calls AFA a train wreck but offers no solutions to the American train wreck of a health care system for millions of Americans. Can you imagine the uproar if and when the DEMS pull the same stunt. Can you imagine Sen. Cruz as your next President along with Rick Perry as VP.

    October 16, 2013 04:55 pm at 4:55 pm |
  12. TBLAST

    Bone-Head Boehner should of allowed it weeks ago. Why even take the country through this. He needs to go. He is totally incapable of being speaker. What was gain by this stupidity? He and the TEA Party shouldn't be able to get a pre-school class to vote for them. GOP must get a grip. They are totally out of touch.

    October 16, 2013 04:55 pm at 4:55 pm |
  13. Enough already

    Thank you, Mr. Boehner, for coming at least slightly to your senses. Now RESIGN! The American people deserve better than you. Get out, get out, get out. Take your shameful record and go home.

    October 16, 2013 04:55 pm at 4:55 pm |
  14. Ruben

    The current congress forgot they were elected by the people for the people. But...they also were the ones who voted themselves to be exempt from the people when it comes to doing what's right and per their oath to uphold the decree of their office. Boehner is a pompous, self-aggrandizing a**.

    October 16, 2013 04:55 pm at 4:55 pm |
  15. Michael

    You want to keep fighting Obamacare? Fine, go for it. But do it by winning enough seats in Congress, not by obstructing legislative procedure.

    October 16, 2013 04:55 pm at 4:55 pm |
  16. conoclast

    The House 'bagger caucus has danced dangerously close to sedition-if they haven't in fact already crossed the line.

    If there is any justice left in this world there WILL be consequences, hopefully the death of the republican party host AND its tea-party parasite!

    October 16, 2013 04:55 pm at 4:55 pm |
  17. reader10

    Next on the Democrat agenda is give citizenship
    to the illegals.
    Allow the illegals to strike to get what they want.

    October 16, 2013 04:55 pm at 4:55 pm |
  18. Dave

    Where is the news that came out today about the pathetic 36.000 people that have sign up so far for health care. I can't wait for the foolish Americans that voted for the Obozo clown to suffer with high insurance premiums.

    October 16, 2013 04:55 pm at 4:55 pm |
  19. barbra k.

    You said you put up a good fight. You just didn't win.No you did not win. You did not put up a good fight. You inconvenienced millions of Americans. You are NOT a good leader. You couldn't even reason with your Teabaggers, let alone your conservative members. All you appeared to do is stomp around,sound angry. Mr.Boehner,

    October 16, 2013 04:56 pm at 4:56 pm |
  20. sailor

    You Boehner will allow it? You do so only because you will lose it all if you don't.

    October 16, 2013 04:56 pm at 4:56 pm |
  21. can't believe it

    just keep on spending! Let our grandchildren worry about it. How shameful of all!

    October 16, 2013 04:56 pm at 4:56 pm |
  22. nwcommenter

    Boehner was stopped and the Koch brothers are forced to wait for the next battle... Either way, Citizens United's days are numbered.

    October 16, 2013 04:56 pm at 4:56 pm |
  23. Amanda

    I'm highly disappointed in the GOP. Yes, ACA needs some serious fixes, and yes, we need to stop wasteful spending. The trouble is, this stunt by the GOP accomplished nothing but hurting many, many Americans, hurting our economy, and weakening their strength to fight for the above listed problems. They said from the beginning they knew they wouldn't defund Obama care, so why did they do this?

    October 16, 2013 04:56 pm at 4:56 pm |
  24. michael

    George Bush brought us to the brink of economic collapse and his leftover cohorts now have been keeping the tradition each year! What a party! GOP (garbage of America)

    October 16, 2013 04:56 pm at 4:56 pm |
  25. Carrie

    Let Obamacare fail, it will and no one to blame but Democrats!

    October 16, 2013 04:56 pm at 4:56 pm |
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