U.S. House Speaker Boehner speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington

 
U.S. House Speaker Boehner speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington
U.S. House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, November 28, 2012. Boehner voiced optimism that Republicans could broker a deal with the White House to avoid year-end austerity measures, saying on Wednesday that Republicans were willing to put revenues on the table if Democrats agreed to spending cuts. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas