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  • Deal falls short of GOP cut pledge; 'As good as we could get,' says Boehner (We lost!)

    04/08/2011 10:15:07 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 211 replies
    The Hill ^ | Saturday April 9, 2011 | Bob Cusack
    The bipartisan deal struck Friday falls short of the House Republican campaign pledge to cut $100 billion in fiscal 2011 spending. The pact cuts $78.5 billion when compared to President Obama's fiscal 2011 budget request, which was never enacted. The accord cuts $39 billion in actual spending, $22 billion less than bill the House passed in February. In a brief interview, Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) told The Hill the agreement was "as good a deal as we could get." Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), chairman of the Republican Study Committee, said he expects "significant" opposition from conservatives, both to the short-term...
  • Boehner to introduce one-week stopgap to stave off shutdown (Pelosi had more of a pair)

    04/04/2011 8:17:40 PM PDT · by hatfieldmccoy · 188 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/04/11 | Molly K. Hooper and Russell Berman
    Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) is set to introduce a bill Monday night to fund the military through September and fund government operations for one more week, Republican sources tell The Hill. Boehner's move is intended to prevent a government shutdown that would start after Friday without another measure to fund the government. House Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers (R-Ky.) said the GOP was trying to prevent a government shutdown "at all costs." “We’re serious about trying to prevent a government shutdown. We’re also serious about cutting spending," he told reporters after a meeting of the GOP conference on Monday evening....