Boehner says debt deal will be 2 parts

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Posted: Jul 24, 2011 11:05 AM
Boehner says debt deal will be 2 parts

House Speaker John Boehner says he's working to get out a two-part plan to raise the nation's debt limit, but he can't say whether it will include Democratic support.

Boehner tells "Fox News Sunday" that he hopes to have a bipartisan approach to solve the problem, but he's ready to move forward with a Republican plan if a deal couldn't be reached.

The speaker flatly rejects the White House insistence that the plan get the country through the next election instead of offering a short-term fix while a longer-term solution can be worked out.

He says it's "not physically possible to do all of this in one step."