Boehner asks GOP lawmakers to embrace new plan

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Posted: Jul 24, 2011 5:54 PM
Boehner asks GOP lawmakers to embrace new plan

House Speaker John Boehner implored fellow House Republicans Sunday to get behind a measure to resolve the debt crisis that can pass both the House and Senate.

In a conference call, Boehner told the House Republicans that some of them will have to make sacrifices as part of the deal. A person familiar with Boehner's remarks said the speaker told lawmakers that both the House and Senate are ready to embrace significant spending reductions.

Boehner, however, said he does not believe President Barack Obama will ever embrace a big package that does not include tax increases.