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October 28, 2015 5:52 am

Before Exit, Boehner Negotiates Budget Deal With White House

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Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH). Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH). Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

CNN – Congressional leaders and the White House reached a major deal Monday to avoid a potential fiscal calamity, but not before many Republicans were left fuming that their party leadership had given too much away to their Democratic adversaries.

The two-year agreement, which would raise domestic and defense spending by $80 billion and lift the national borrowing limit until March 2017, could be voted on by the House as soon as Wednesday — the same day the GOP is expected to nominate Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wisconsin, to replace retiring Rep. John Boehner, R-Ohio, as House speaker. The deal prompted a tense session among House Republicans Monday night in the basement of the Capitol.

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