Boehner: House Won't Block Senate's Deal
'We fought the good fight; we just didn't win,' says speaker; vote will be tonight
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Oct 16, 2013 2:53 PM CDT
Speaker of the House John Boehner arrives for a meeting with House Republicans Wednesday.   (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

(Newser) – It looks like DC's impasse over the shutdown and debt ceiling will indeed end tonight. John Boehner says the House won't block the deal that emerged from the Senate earlier today, reports the Washington Post. He promised that Republicans would continue to try to rein in ObamaCare and get the nation's debt under control, but "blocking the bipartisan agreement reached today by the members of the Senate will not be a tactic for us."

Boehner told a Cincinnati radio station that "we fought the good fight; we just didn't win," reports CNN. He added that he expects the federal government to be fully back in operation tomorrow. The best bet is that the Senate will vote on the measure first, this afternoon or this evening, and then send it on to the House, reports the Wall Street Journal. Under the deal, the government will be funded through Jan. 15, and the debt ceiling will be raised through Feb. 7.

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Oct 16, 2013 8:32 PM CDT
Oct 2008: "You'll never get elected and pass healthcare." Nov 2008: "We'll never let you pass healthcare." Jan 2009: "We are going to shut you down every time you try to pass healthcare." July 2009: "We will fight to the death every attempt you make to pass healthcare." Dec 2009: "We will destroy you if you even consider passing healthcare." March 2010: "We can't believe you just passed healthcare." April 2010: "We are going to overturn healthcare." Sept 2010: "We are going to repeal healthcare." Jan 2011: "We are going to destroy healthcare." Feb 2012: "We are going to elect a candidate who will immediately revoke healthcare." June 2012: "We will go to the Supreme Court, and they will overturn healthcare." Aug 2012: "The American people will never re-elect you, because they don't want healthcare." Oct 2012: "We can't wait to win the election and explode healthcare." Nov 2012: "We can't believe you just got re-elected and that we can't repeal healthcare." Feb 2013: "We're still going to vote to obliterate healthcare." June 2013: "We can't believe the Supreme Court just upheld healthcare." July 2013: "We're going to vote like 35 more times to erase healthcare." Sept 2013: "We are going to leverage a government shutdown into defunding, destroying, obliterating, overturning, repealing, dismantling, erasing and ripping apart healthcare." Oct 2013: "WHY AREN'T YOU NEGOTIATING???" Oct. 2013: republiCONs lose........again.........................
Oct 16, 2013 8:13 PM CDT
Translation; Boehner FINALLY kicked his tea party faction into line and got them to play the game the way it should be played. The White House won, the GOP lost (BIG time) and life goes on, more or less as usual. Until we do this all again in January.........
Oct 16, 2013 8:05 PM CDT
Con boehner gambled and lost. And in the process effectively lost crucial votes for the republiCONs in the next election cycle.