Next House Speaker-designate Representative John Boehner leaves his office to vote on the House floor on Capitol Hill in Washington

 
Next House Speaker-designate Representative John Boehner leaves his office to vote on the House floor on Capitol Hill in Washington
The next House Speaker-designate Representative John Boehner (R-OH) (R) leaves his office to vote on the House floor on Capitol Hill in Washington, December 17, 2010. Democrats abruptly abandoned a fight over spending on Thursday and said they would instead extend government funding on a temporary basis, a move that gives Republicans a greater chance to enact the deep cuts they have promised. REUTERS/Hyungwon Kang (UNITED STATES - Tags: BUSINESS POLITICS)