Still Stuck: Boehner, Republicans Hold Out For More

Ron Sachs
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After an hour-long meeting with members of his caucus, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) emerged, only to repeat himself.

“All I can tell you is that almost all of the policy issues have been dealt with,” he said. “And there is no agreement on the spending bill. Were working to try to get there.”

It’s notable because Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) publicly outlined a final offer to Boehner, suggesting he wasn’t able to sell the deal to his GOP caucus. The point of contention seems to be that Republicans want to defund Planned Parenthood or extract out further spending cuts. Dems have drawn a line. And there are less than 11 hours between now and a government shutdown.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Brian Beutler is TPM's senior congressional reporter. Since 2009, he's led coverage of health care reform, Wall Street reform, taxes, the GOP budget, the government shutdown fight and the debt limit fight. He can be reached at brian@talkingpointsmemo.com
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