Boehner: “We have a budget agreement”

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House Speaker Boehner says lawmakers have reached a budget agreement which will be voted on by the House on Wednesday. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Boehner: “We have a budget agreement”


STORY: A two-year budget deal negotiated by the White House and U.S. congressional leaders will be rushed to the floor of the House of Representatives on Wednesday as lawmakers try to pass controversial measures before House Speaker John Boehner retires on Friday.

“We have a budget agreement,” Boehner said Tuesday. ” He said he wanted to clear the decks for Rep. Paul Ryan who is expected to become the next Speaker of the House. “As I made it clear a month ago when I announced that I was leaving that I wanted to do my best to clean the barn. I didn’t want him to walk into a dirty barn full of you know what,” Boehner said.

According to a news release from his office, Boehner told his rank-and-file in a private meeting early on Tuesday that the House would vote on Wednesday on the budget deal, which would raise military and domestic spending for the next two years.

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