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Boehner, top House Republicans to vote for bipartisan deal

By Donna Cassata

Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 10:12 a.m. HST, Oct 16, 2013

WASHINGTON >> Speaker John Boehner and other top House Republican leaders intend to vote for the bipartisan agreement worked out in the Senate to avoid a financial default and reopen the government.

Officials said today that the leaders made their intentions clear at a closed-door meeting of rank and file Republicans.

Boehner in a statement said the House, quote, "fought with everything" it had to persuade President Barack Obama to engage in bipartisan negotiations on the country's debt and the 3-year-old health care law. He vowed that the fight will continue.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to publicly discuss the internal deliberations.

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hanalei395 wrote:
Boehner: "vowed that the fight will continue" .......(As ordered by the Tea Party).
on October 16,2013 | 10:20AM
DowntownGreen wrote:
After delivering another blow to the economy and winding up right where this started. Brilliant.
on October 16,2013 | 10:58AM
Squidy wrote:
Not true about ending up where he began. He's managed to garner a well deserved and rapidly falling approval rating for the GOP!
on October 16,2013 | 11:33AM
EightOEight wrote:
We are worse off than when he shutdown happened. Besides the negative impacts on the economy, businesses, communities, families, etc our reputation has been tarnished in the international community.
on October 16,2013 | 04:19PM
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