Boehner has hope deal on long termbudget soon

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Posted: Mar 21, 2011 3:36 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner on Tuesday said talks with the White House and the Senate give him hope a deal on a long-term spending bill will come soon.

"We've been in conversations with the Senate and the White House," Boehner, a Republican, told reporters. "We're hopeful we'll have a long-term continuing resolution through September 30 and we're hopeful that we'll have it soon."

The government is now operating on a two-week budget bill and will begin debate on a further three-week extension on Tuesday.

(Reporting by Kim Dixon; Editing by Will Dunham)