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. c-lo


    Anonymous says: "I hope the Teabaggers get tried for TREASON after this is all done."

    Me too.

    The real treason is the mortgaging of our decendents' futures to the point they will never be able to repay. Enjoy your freebies on the backs of your (and my) kids. You spoiled brats!

    October 16, 2013 05:40 pm at 5:40 pm |
  2. sf

    "A Senate deal to end the shutdown includes a provision to provide back pay to furloughed federal workers, sources say. "


    So basically republicans gave federal workers paid time off on the expense of the american people....which still cost us tax money! and caused disruption closing all these govt facilities and services down which cost MORE MONEY...so much for this bs surrounding them being 'conservative spenders'...they are the most irresponsible people in our country! bunch of idiots!

    October 16, 2013 05:40 pm at 5:40 pm |

    So to clarify what everyone is saying about the Republicans, is that Americans dont care if a law might cripple the people, and give the government more domain over your health. So dont do your job as an elected official and protect the people, just pass the bill and we will find out what is in it (Nancy Polocy) style.????? Come on people stop pointing the finger.

    October 16, 2013 05:40 pm at 5:40 pm |
  4. silentcount

    The good guys are trying to lower the federal deficit and not raise the spending limit. The bad guys want to borrow more money with no way off paying it back, and putting it all on the next president to fix. And then the bad guys point the finger at the good guys as the ones to blame, while the media blindly repeats their propaganda... except for fox.

    October 16, 2013 05:41 pm at 5:41 pm |
  5. Tammy

    Boehner will 'Allow it'. The man needs to be thrown out of the House. One man alone should not be able to control when the House votes on a measure. Every House representative should be able to bring a measure to the floor to vote. Boehner got RID of that just before the Govt shut down giving himself ABSOLUTE POWER. I hope he's up for re-election next year...

    October 16, 2013 05:41 pm at 5:41 pm |
  6. Charles

    "We fought the good fight; we just didn't win," Boehner told a radio station. NO YOU DIDN'T. THIS WAS NOT A GOOD FIGHT. YOU & REPUBLICANS WERE STUPID TO SHUT DOWN GOVERNMENT.

    October 16, 2013 05:41 pm at 5:41 pm |
  7. jeff

    Default gets closer....

    October 16, 2013 05:42 pm at 5:42 pm |
  8. John

    "We just didn't win." Yeah, and we'll ALL keep losing as long as our leaders cling to this win-lose mentality.

    October 16, 2013 05:42 pm at 5:42 pm |
  9. Les

    Once the final vote is in, both parties in both chambers will hold press conferences with 15-20 reps and senators all standing around patting themselves on the back as one after another steps to the microphone to tell us what a great job they did. If the press in this country had any class and backbone they wouldn't show up to cover these buffoons telling us how they saved us from disaster. But just like the folks they cover, our media has become a shadow of what we used to have in this country. We used to have leaders, not children. We used to have tough-as-nails journalists watching them and challenging them on the issues....that's right ...THE ISSUES...not all of the name-calling and finger-pointing. But that requires work, hard work. And no one in our nation's capitol is doing much of that.

    October 16, 2013 05:42 pm at 5:42 pm |
  10. Now What?

    Sooo right back where we started and boehner will not even lose his speakership.....this clearly could have happened a long time ago.....will the Tea Party learn anything? not a chance....here is a idea fix the things you don't like about socialized medicine and understand the peoples needs not the corporations

    October 16, 2013 05:42 pm at 5:42 pm |
  11. Jim

    And we are going to give fed workers back pay for work they didn't do....nice paid vacation. Way to save us money Republicans!

    October 16, 2013 05:43 pm at 5:43 pm |
  12. dre

    Ah the powerful speakership. Or at least he thinks so.

    October 16, 2013 05:43 pm at 5:43 pm |
  13. Shan

    Thank you Mr Boehner
    God bless you for the correct decision

    October 16, 2013 05:43 pm at 5:43 pm |
  14. mike

    So everything goes on just like it always has. Each side gets to tell its voters how evil, country hating and stupid the other side is. We get more divide between politicians and voters. Each side will now only elect the most extreme from each side. This constant struggle will never end. What I do not understand is how any one from either side can defend $17,000,000,000,000 in debt. How is it our elected leaders convinced us to fight with each other defending raising the limit or not raising it, instead of asking how we got this way to begin with and how to stop it. Really, we now fight one party against the other over whether we should let it go higher instead of standing on their door steps demanding to know how they spent this much money. Ask yourself. Do you really have any idea where a single dollar of your taxes went? How many people will have every dollar of taxes they have ever paid in their life be for paying someone in government to take a vacation or a dinner party for their closest voters? How about paying for someone to sit at home all day while you buy their food for life? Or just flat out stolen, most of the time no one even knows it was stolen. We have gotten exactly what we deserve.

    October 16, 2013 05:43 pm at 5:43 pm |
  15. jj

    Just do it. I'd like to see the vote go through so I can watch Revolution in peace.

    October 16, 2013 05:43 pm at 5:43 pm |
  16. Mike the Veteran

    Yup! Totally sad. Several hundred thousand folks on furlough stressing about how to make ends meet while the house republicans play. Boehner a leader. I beg to differ. I understand listining to every faction of your group, trying to keep his caucus together and such. But I separate from his when he decided to choose to play politics on those "hundred thousand lives". Totally sensless and Shame on you Boehner.

    October 16, 2013 05:44 pm at 5:44 pm |
  17. Romeburns

    Boehner may have committed political suicide for the good of the country. Both parties are controlled by extremists and if Boehner gets replaced by a Tea Party type then the next time we will default because there will be no compromise. I don't disagree with their objective (reduce the size of government) but tactics which hold credit rating of the U.S. hostage should not be permissible. It makes them look crazy.

    October 16, 2013 05:44 pm at 5:44 pm |
  18. Donald Trump

    Well placed sources have indicated that the only thing that might cause this agreement to fail at the last minute is Harry Reed's insistence that it must be signed on the deck of the Battleship USS MIssouri.

    October 16, 2013 05:44 pm at 5:44 pm |
  19. Firstname Lastname

    Hold your ground Mr. Speaker. You haven't lost yet. Say NO to funding Obamacare disaster!

    October 16, 2013 05:44 pm at 5:44 pm |
  20. manhandler1

    Love reading these right wingers comments. They're a laugh a minute. Where do they get their misinformation? Why, of course, from Faux noise and Rush Boy. For instance;

    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."

    And that's based on what?....glitches on the web site that are soon to be fixed. That's how these goofy people think. To them it's dead in the water before it's even really in effect. And that's probably one of the milder ones in the right wing laughathon.

    October 16, 2013 05:44 pm at 5:44 pm |
  21. PeteZipk

    The hostage crisis ends.

    October 16, 2013 05:45 pm at 5:45 pm |
  22. realist512

    McCain told you so weeks ago. TEA party at least try to act responsible and thoughtful. Geez. What did all of your crap accomplish? Absolutely nothing. Republicans, jettison the TEA party and come in for serious talks, not this garbage.

    October 16, 2013 05:45 pm at 5:45 pm |
  23. GGCS

    More like liBEARals. Or maybe liberALEs. Maybe it should be conSERVEatives like when you serve at a tennis g- okay, just, come on... Internet, can we please stop this trend?

    October 16, 2013 05:45 pm at 5:45 pm |
  24. Cynthia

    Thank goodness it will end. I think we need to send all of our politicians packing and elect new ones. Ugh. So disgusting.

    October 16, 2013 05:45 pm at 5:45 pm |
  25. He wil WHAT?????

    What a pompous jerk. Boehner will "allow" the deal to go through? I hope I live to see the day he loses re-election.

    October 16, 2013 05:45 pm at 5:45 pm |
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