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October 16, 2013 4:19 pm

U.S. Republicans to Allow Vote on Senate Deal; Last Day Before Debt Crisis Deadline

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John Boehner.

John Boehner.

Wall Street Journal – Senate leaders on Wednesday struck an 11th-hour agreement to avoid a U.S. debt crisis and fully reopen the federal government, putting lawmakers on track toward ending a stalemate that worried investors world-wide and provided striking evidence of congressional dysfunction.

House Speaker John Boehner (R., Ohio), in a statement released Wednesday afternoon, said House Republicans will allow the Senate deal to come up for a vote. “Blocking the bipartisan agreement reached today by the members of the Senate will not be a tactic for us,” Mr. Boehner said. He signaled the party hasn’t given up on its campaign against the 2010 health-care law, which led to the partial government shutdown on Oct. 1, and added his party will continue to fight for additional spending cuts and against tax increases.

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