Boehner says defense cuts mostly resolved

Reuters News
Posted: Apr 08, 2011 1:36 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - House Speaker John Boehner on Friday said a dispute over possible defense cuts in a budget deal to avoid a government shutdown has "pretty much been resolved," though spending cuts were still an issue.

Boehner said "almost all" of the policy disputes in the budget bill have been resolved, though he declined to comment on a disagreement over birth control funding.

(Reporting by Andy Sullivan; Editing by Sandra Maler)