House Speaker John A. Boehner, Ohio Republican, accompanied by Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (left), Washington Republican, and other members of House GOP leadership, gestures as he speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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House Speaker John A. Boehner, Ohio Republican, accompanied by Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (left), Washington Republican, and other members of House GOP leadership, gestures as he speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)