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House Speaker John A. Boehner said that after the upcoming GOP House retreat, the Republicans will have a better plan on how to cancel out President Obama's amnesty. (Associated Press)

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Give and Take: House Speaker John A. Boehner took the gavel and gave a kiss to Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi during the opening session of the 114th Congress.

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House Speaker John A. Boehner of Ohio administered the oath of office to newly elected members of the 114th Congress, as Republicans assumed control of both chambers for the first time in eight years. Mr. Boehner began his third term as speaker. (Associated Press)

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House Majority Leader John A. Boehner is under fire from critics for breaking his party's "Pledge to America." (Associated Press)

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"Without a threat of a government shutdown, this sets up a direct challenge to the president's unilateral actions on immigration when we have new majorities in both chambers of Congress," House Speaker John A. Boehner of Ohio told reporters after meeting in a closed-door session with his Republican caucus on Capitol Hill. Lawmakers face a midnight deadline to pass a budget. (Associated Press photographs)

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House Speaker John A. Boehner said President Obama's temporary amnesty for illegal immigrants is "a serious breach of our Constitution. It's a serious threat to our system of government." (Associated Press)

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House Speaker John A. Boehner of Ohio said the Republican-controlled Congress will hold more votes to repeal the Affordable Care Act. (associated press)

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Speaker of the House John A. Boehner, Ohio Republican, said he can't envision a U.S. response to the border crisis that doesn't involving speeding up the process of returning unaccompanied Central American children home. (Associated Press)

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Speaker of the House John A. Boehner, Ohio Republican, said he can't envision a U.S. response to the border crisis that doesn't involving speeding up the process of returning unaccompanied Central American children home. (Associated Press)

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Speaker of the House John A. Boehner, Ohio Republican, said he can't envision a U.S. response to the border crisis that doesn't involving speeding up the process of returning unaccompanied Central American children home. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** In this 2013 file photo, House Speaker John A. Boehner, Ohio Republican, deemed Mr. Snowden "a traitor" for disclosing information that "puts Americans at risk" and "shows our adversaries what our capabilities are." (Associated Press)

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House Speaker John A. Boehner said the president's unilateral move is exactly the type of action the GOP has been warning against, saying it shows the president isn't serious about enforcing border security. (AP Photo/San Antonio Express-News, John Davenport, Pool)

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House Speaker John A. Boehner said the president's unilateral move is exactly the type of action the GOP has been warning against, saying it shows the president isn't serious about enforcing border security. (AP Photo/San Antonio Express-News, John Davenport, Pool)

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** FILE ** House Speaker John A. Boehner (left), Ohio Republican, and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, Kentucky Republican (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** House Speaker John A. Boehner (left), Ohio Republican, and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, Kentucky Republican (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** House Speaker John A. Boehner (left), Ohio Republican, and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, Kentucky Republican (Associated Press)

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House Speaker John A. Boehner says he was just joking back home in Ohio when he said fellow Republicans didn't have the political courage to tackle immigration reform this year. In Washington, he said Republicans don't trust President Obama to enforce any immigration rules. (Associated Press)

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The Republican Main Street Partnership retreat, run ex-Rep. Steve LaTourette of Ohio, an ally of Speaker John A. Boehner, is a junket staged during a congressional recess. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

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The Republican Main Street Partnership retreat, run ex-Rep. Steve LaTourette of Ohio, an ally of Speaker John A. Boehner, is a junket staged during a congressional recess. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

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**FILE** House Minority Whip Steny H. Hoyer, Maryland Democrat, holds a press conference at the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012, to call on House Speaker John A. Boehner, Ohio Republican, to bring the House back into session immediately to work on the fiscal cliff. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)