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. KT

    LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL......Like he really had a choice in the matter......Hahahahahahahahahaha....Go ahead John, pretend you didn't just get your ass handed to you.

    October 16, 2013 05:01 pm at 5:01 pm |
  2. raul c.

    Wow...what's so difficult to allow or not to allow a House vote when the country can have very serious implications. If these GOP fools can't see these implications then they need to resign and move on.

    October 16, 2013 05:01 pm at 5:01 pm |
  3. larry

    Wake up America & who ever running the house of Repusentives.Get Obama out of office.Enough is Enough.Its called impeach the Obamas & his staff.

    October 16, 2013 05:01 pm at 5:01 pm |
  4. Chris in VA

    I'm glad it may end for now, but as Mr. King said in the article, the Dow ticker is all these guys watch while kicking the can. Boehner fought what good fight? The "good" fight was 2010-2012, and the Republicans lost. Shutting down the government now was over the top. Let Obamacare roll; it's going to be a freakin' mess, but we'll take what works and do a Glass-Steagall reverse on what doesn't. Of course, politicians don't care about what can happen later, one way or other; it's get the power, now.

    October 16, 2013 05:01 pm at 5:01 pm |
  5. ItSoNlYmE

    "I'll allow it" – oh really? Why couldn't you allow a clean CR vote a week ago? Oh, that's right – because you knew you'd lose your job over it. And that's really what all this was about. How big you can make your wee-wee look and whether growing a spine and standing up to the tea party nut jobs would cost you your speakership.

    October 16, 2013 05:01 pm at 5:01 pm |
  6. Paul

    If you want to keep government by crisis keep the republicans in charge of the House. Is it not time for the voters to clean the House of Representatives of the Reupblican shutdowns and near defaults? If we don't in 2014 , we get more government by crisis.

    October 16, 2013 05:01 pm at 5:01 pm |
  7. Name jk. Sfl. GOP CRUZ conservatives,the garbage of America.

    The tea garbage of America GOP will be out in the next election , don't believe the polls , Romney won, right???? Just vote AGAINEST the GOP subversives in the 2014 midterms and beyond!!!!!!!

    October 16, 2013 05:01 pm at 5:01 pm |
  8. sheltonpatricia

    Highly in Debt – U.S. Citizen – wow you sure were not paying attention since the 1980s. The 3 Presidents that have spent this nation into the debt we have now started with Reagan, Bush, and then Bush again. Clinton was paying down the national debt and Obama has spent less than Clinton. Get away from Faux News and Blimpboy Rush because they are giving you zero information and a ton of crap.

    October 16, 2013 05:01 pm at 5:01 pm |
  9. Jim

    I actually think the President hurt the Democrats with his stance of no negotiations. Let's see now that we have a "deal" if any real changes to improve ObamaCare takes place. If not, and soon, 2014 will be rough for DEMs. I don't think a lot of people understand where we are going. There are more incentives not to work than there are to work. Setting the threshold for full time work at 30 hours could be devastating to the average household income, tax base and consumer spending. This could ultimately lead to less tax revenue, thus higher taxes on a tax base of fewer individuals working, or at least holding a "full time" job, whatever that's going to be.

    October 16, 2013 05:01 pm at 5:01 pm |
  10. ggirl

    Republicans have taken us from one crisis to another, over and over again... like a child throwing a temper tantrum to get their way. If the American people didn't want it, the president, who ran on The Affordable Health Care Act would not have won, nor would it have passed their 47 attempts to stop it or a Supreme Court decision to uphold it... seriously this is the most ridiculous, manufactured complaint ever!!!

    October 16, 2013 05:02 pm at 5:02 pm |
  11. rep

    "Our drive to stop the train wreck that is the president's health care law will continue." -Boehner

    Oh great. So I guess we're all gonna be right back in the same place arguing about the same things in a just few short months.

    October 16, 2013 05:02 pm at 5:02 pm |
  12. Lou P.

    The Tea Baggers are often called extremists. Let's call them what they really are: domestic, political terrorists. Period!

    October 16, 2013 05:02 pm at 5:02 pm |
  13. dc3gal

    House Speaker John Boehner saw this as a fight and probably planned all along to end the fight one way or the other before the country defaulted. How nice for the fallen military and their families, those who couldn't work and earn a paycheck because national parks were closed, all the furloughed people, government workers having to go to food pantries. They should be darned ashamed and all be fired, every last one of them from the President on down. I really used to like Obama but not just disgusted with the whole lot.

    October 16, 2013 05:03 pm at 5:03 pm |
  14. Me

    Joe Rockbottom

    Two weeks of tantrums and the Repubs got absolutely nothing. Thanks for the show, boys.
    Yep and there are articles popping up everywhere, even on liberal CNN, talking about how unreasonable and childlike you liberals are!!! Your way or the highway is extremely childish and everyone is noticing, there are a separate senate, congress and president for a reason. They are suppose to WORK TOGETHER but we see how unwilling liberals are to work together and you will be very surprised come November 2014, I can't wait to get rid of all these big government childlike Dems!!!!

    October 16, 2013 05:04 pm at 5:04 pm |
  15. Bob

    If the leadership of the House (GOP) did not change the House rules to prevent any other representative from asking for a vote then this would have been over a week ago. On October 1st prior to the shutdown, the rule was changed/amended to give the right to ask for a vote to the majority leader or his designee ONLY. Hence, even though the votes were there to end the shut, they could not take a vote without agreement from Eric Canton (Tea Party). So the minority held the majority hostage by hijacking the right of any representative from calling for a vote.

    October 16, 2013 05:04 pm at 5:04 pm |
  16. New York

    Yes the dodo bird... will allow it! This guy thinks he's the President and has power... not realizing he's just an obstructionist. in other words a hater.

    October 16, 2013 05:04 pm at 5:04 pm |
  17. rs

    Not that the votes are counted yet, or this is a done deal, but in a couple of weeks time I'll be curious to see how many $billions this little anti-American romp on the part of the GOP cost America. Remember- they CLAIM to be the party of "fiscal conservatives". Am oxymoron if ever there was one!

    October 16, 2013 05:04 pm at 5:04 pm |
  18. George

    "I will allow it"??? How dare you, you shameful individual, who for the sake of wanting to sound so important and for the hatred of Obama is ready to break this country and its working people into pieces! Screw you and all your mistresses very much!

    October 16, 2013 05:04 pm at 5:04 pm |
  19. Beaton

    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)

    Oh Please, It was Obama who kept spending and keeps spending we lost our credit rating with Obama in office not Bush. Remember Obama and the Dems voted to continue Bush era tax cuts because they were a good thing. At least get your facts straight.

    October 16, 2013 05:04 pm at 5:04 pm |
  20. Disheartened

    Here we going again raising the debt ceiling with no negotiating on how to curb the waste or direct funding to job creation. We really need to get the Dems out of office and get this economy and country moving forward before China passes us up as the economic and financial leaders of the world.

    October 16, 2013 05:05 pm at 5:05 pm |
  21. Veritas Sapientia

    Boehner is an insane?????? The House started this and the House should finish it ! You are all cowards ! Send the bill back to Reid to finance the government and defund thiefcare. What the heck did you all bother to do this to begin with, if you all fold like a cheap old camera.

    October 16, 2013 05:05 pm at 5:05 pm |
  22. Carrie

    I can not wait until Obama is out of office and ALL of the Congress needs to go with him!!!!

    October 16, 2013 05:05 pm at 5:05 pm |
  23. Frank


    Well, after the house failed the even put a bill up for a vote, what other choice do you have? Let the government shutdown forever? and let the country go on default?

    October 16, 2013 05:05 pm at 5:05 pm |
  24. Jeff

    All politicians are just trash....on both sides of the isle. The President is also a complete failure.

    October 16, 2013 05:06 pm at 5:06 pm |
  25. Toomuch

    I am so happy we are going to borrow a few more Trillion from the Chinese and pass the bill on to our kids...

    I am glad common sense finally prevailed... LOL.

    October 16, 2013 05:06 pm at 5:06 pm |
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