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. svann

    Did Boehner get pernission to say he'll allow it?

    October 16, 2013 05:19 pm at 5:19 pm |
  2. KWrenn

    I'll allow it? Oh King, thy egotistical crown is too large for they concrete skull.

    October 16, 2013 05:19 pm at 5:19 pm |
  3. robert courtney

    tea party lost haha

    October 16, 2013 05:20 pm at 5:20 pm |
  4. Gerb Hurler

    If only Clinton hadn't gotten that BJ under the desk.

    October 16, 2013 05:20 pm at 5:20 pm |
  5. johnny57

    Thank you republicans. CNN is estimating the economic cost of this shutdown at $24 billion. You really proved something? Not a darn thing. Please don't do this again.

    October 16, 2013 05:21 pm at 5:21 pm |
  6. KH

    Wow. The Tea Party lost. That is how I like to see them.

    October 16, 2013 05:21 pm at 5:21 pm |
  7. probablysmarterthanyou

    Did I miss where all of congress would have to participate in ACA in this pending deal or now that is not so important? Does the average american moron stop watching DWTS long enough to understand that? GOP you are gutless cowards. Here is an idea for Dems – raise the debt limit to any amount you see fit once and for all and be done with it to expedite the Greece scenario here in US since you seem determined to not learn from it. I feel faint....

    October 16, 2013 05:21 pm at 5:21 pm |
  8. wildman38

    This Satan loving Obamanation is whats wrong with our country.

    October 16, 2013 05:21 pm at 5:21 pm |
  9. Gumby

    Make a list of Rethug traitors. Publish that list once a week in the national press. Remind voters what these relatively few yahoos have done and the money they cost us on a daily basis! We may not be able to un-elect them due to gerrymandering, but we can shame them and humiliate them at every turn! If they poke their head up on CNN, someone should call them out! If they hold a town hall, someone should question their "patriotism" and their sanity!

    Let's make their lives miserable!

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

    It amazes me how many of you are miss informed followers of the GOP. The president doesn't setup the spending etc that is the job of Congress. Besides look at facts when Obama came into office he got a trillion+ deficit caused by Bush Jr. and has been working to cut it down like crazy. If you don't like ACA as lot of you don't then have the GOP offer something to replace it. Oh wait if you look back ACA has alot of aspects that the GOP was talking of doing long ago but has a Dem spin on a few things. so it was created by both sides. Dems wanted a single payer system but did not get it. This whole shutdown was caused by the Tea Party and Speaker of the house, for not standing his ground, months before this came to a point. They have been screaming like babies for months saying if ACA is not gone they were shutting down the government. So stop drinking the GOPaid and look at facts! GOP said they would shut down if ACA wasn't defunded and didn't have anythign to do with budget etc. Tea party is all about destroying america by any means. another fact for you is when Clinton left office he had the deficit down to almost 17 billion annually if memory serves....so look at the fact and you will see the light.

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

    Another American Revolution is coming soon!

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

    Victory for the progressives??? Wow we think small these days– the progressives just made matters worse - wake up vote out the dims and the progressives ASAP

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

    So why didn't Cruz listen to the American people when an overwhelming majority said they didn't want the government shut down over Obamacare? In fact, the majority of Americans said that the law should be implemented. It seems that Cruz is the one not listening to the American people.

    October 16, 2013 05:24 pm at 5:24 pm |
  14. Richard T.

    Just remember that the GOP now embraces the John Birch Society, at their CPAC convention. Before inheriting their wealth, the Koch Bother's were raised by their father who was a founding member of the John Birch Society. Remember what happened to Barry Goldwater. Let sane Americans do it again in November 2014.

    Let us hope that we will again reject the GOP and their school yard thug friends (Teabaggers).

    The Tea Party was fund by the Koch Brothers and their ilk. The Tea Party never was and never will be a grassroots movement. It has been bought and paid for.

    October 16, 2013 05:24 pm at 5:24 pm |
  15. Btea5503

    Well, the ACA won, and CRUZ and the Teafools lost! Didn't win a thing! The only thing the Cruz did, was make the Republican party look foolish! He should be ousted. He is a disgrace along with those Teafools in the republican party. Like someone said, this is not the republican party that I used to know. Even though the dems and repubs had difference, there was respect. Not anymore, as long as these extreme groups keep infiltrate the republican party. The president won this one!!

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

    "We'll we didn't win" and you just said to Obama last week "this ain't no damn game". You are a bunch of fools and what has all of this cost us? If you were worried about spending money you would not have gone down this road. You have just wasted a bunch of our money and for what? These actions by Tea Party Republicans is borderline CRAZY!

    October 16, 2013 05:25 pm at 5:25 pm |
  17. Lynda/Minnesota

    Oh, dear. Is Rush's fan club unhappy campers today? For once in his life as Speaker of the House, John Boehner did what was right for the country.

    This calls for 🙂 ... yes, GOPers?

    October 16, 2013 05:25 pm at 5:25 pm |
  18. Drake

    Cruz, you lose! America wins!

    October 16, 2013 05:25 pm at 5:25 pm |
  19. hitch

    Every man and woman in this room that has a real job will take a massive pay cut next year and to bring a child in this world will cost you 100% of you're deductible with is averaging well over five grand right now so good luck with that one new parents and for the free loaders in this nation keep having lots of kids because you're the only one who can afford it now.....

    October 16, 2013 05:25 pm at 5:25 pm |
  20. lvg

    Chinese credit card may have a payment in full notice going out. What reassures them that same debacle will not occur but worse in January and February as we get closer to 2014 elections??? More of Obamacare's penalties will have kicked in making the matter more volatile.

    October 16, 2013 05:25 pm at 5:25 pm |
  21. Jenn

    I was wrong. Obamacare actually sounds like a bad idea. It sounds like they're favoring the healthcare dollar. It would be like saying you should be fined if you don't buy movie tickets or nuclear energy. You can't dictate what Americans do with their dollars through legislation. wrong on so many levels..

    October 16, 2013 05:26 pm at 5:26 pm |
  22. Gunderson

    If this get's passed,
    It be like all those dope heads getting fix. Then it wear off. Then it back to Food Stamps, high Health Costs and a river of Red Ink.

    October 16, 2013 05:26 pm at 5:26 pm |
  23. TominMaine

    We ─ Democrats, Independents, and Republicans ─ are against government shutdowns, political brinksmanship, and threats to our national credit rating in principle. We therefore pledge to:

    1. NOT vote for and not financially support any elected representative who voted to shut down the government in 2013. (A list of those politicos is available from CNN .)

    2. NOT patronize corporations which are income-producers for vested interests such as the Koch Brothers and others which directly or indirectly fund ultra-conservative and/or libertarian organizations which, in turn, fuel political intolerance or rigid stances against Congressional compromise. (Those companies include Koch Industries, Georgia-Pacific, Flint Hills, Matador Cattle, and others. Their products include Angel Soft, Brawny, Dixie, Quilted Northern, Sparkle, and Vanity Fair. We pledge to boycott these products.) And we also pledge to…

    3. Call on our Congressional representatives and Senators to pass legislation which will permanently stop Congressional and Senate wages FIRST for the duration of any government “shutdown” in the future. (Not “postpone” wages, but permanently eliminate salaries and benefits for all Senate and Congressional personnel during the duration of any future shutdown.)

    October 16, 2013 05:26 pm at 5:26 pm |
  24. Ol' Yeller

    @Larry L.

    We must do hard things to solve long-term problems. Ten examples from a moderate include:

    We need a truely progressive tax rate – trickle-down economics never works.
    We need to adjust Social Security eligibility to our longer life-span and remove the cap on contributions.
    We can't continue to spend as much on our military as the next ten nations combined.
    Healthcare costs must be controlled. Otherwise Medicare co-payments and taxes must go up or quality down.
    Subsidies to industries like big oil must be eliminated.
    Social welfare programs must be closely tied to work – requiring some societal obligation to collect benefits.
    We can no longer afford to police the world – including the operation of military bases in other nations.
    We can no longer afford to explore the depths of space.
    We can no longer afford the War on Drugs.
    Most importantly – Members of Congress must not accept a penny in campaign donations from lobbyists.

    These are all excellent points, though I suspect many on here would not see them as 'moderate' at all. I would disagree with the space exploration though. I don't believe we can afford NOT to continue our efforts to expand our knowledge of space (especially seeing how we a so dead set on making this planet uninhabitable). How about we trade- We cannot continue to incarcerate so many non violent offenders and support the big profit business of privatized prisons?

    October 16, 2013 05:26 pm at 5:26 pm |
  25. Veritas Sapientia

    This just shows that the HOUSE was never serious to begin with, are you a bunch of amateurs and had no end game to begin with? What a waste you all are, good for nothing cowards !

    October 16, 2013 05:26 pm at 5:26 pm |
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