Boehner calls for debt deal within a month

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Posted: Jun 01, 2011 5:44 PM
Boehner calls for debt deal within a month

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Washington should wrap up a deal to increase the United States' borrowing authority within a month to avoid rattling financial markets, House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner said on Wednesday.

Boehner told reporters he is "ready to proceed" in talks with President Barack Obama and called on Obama to get more involved.

(Reporting by Richard Cowan)