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House Speaker John A. Boehner (left), Ohio Republican, administers the House oath to Rep. Justin Amash, Michigan Republican, during a mock swearing-in ceremony on Capitol Hill in Washington on Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

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House Speaker John A. Boehner (left), Ohio Republican, participates in a ceremonial House swearing-in ceremony for Rep. Tom Price, Georgia Republican, on Capitol Hill in Washington on Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

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House Speaker John A. Boehner (center), Ohio Republican — flanked by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (left), Virginia Republican, and Rep. Tom Price, Georgia Republican — speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington on Thursday, June 28, 2012, after the Supreme Court's ruling on the Affordable Care Act. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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**FILE** House Speaker John Boehner, Ohio Republican, speaks Dec. 7, 2012, during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington to discuss the pending "fiscal cliff." (Associated Press)

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**FILE** House Speaker John Boehner, Ohio Republican, pauses Dec. 7, 2012, during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington to discuss the pending "fiscal cliff." (Associated Press)

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**FILE** House Speaker John Boehner, Ohio Republican, speaks Dec. 7, 2012, during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington to discuss the pending "fiscal cliff." (Associated Press)

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**FILE** President Obama shakes hands with House Speaker John Boehner, Ohio Republican, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington on Nov. 16, 2012, during a meeting to discuss the deficit and economy. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** President Obama shakes hands with House Speaker John Boehner, Ohio Republican, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington on Nov. 16, 2012, during a meeting to discuss the deficit and economy. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** In this Nov. 16, 2012, photo, President Obama acknowledges House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio while speaking to reporters in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. Admnistration officials say Mr. Obama and Mr. Boehner met Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, at the White House to discuss the ongoing negotiations over the impeding "fiscal cliff." (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

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** FILE ** In this Nov. 16, 2012, photo, President Obama acknowledges House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio while speaking to reporters in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. Admnistration officials say Mr. Obama and Mr. Boehner met Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, at the White House to discuss the ongoing negotiations over the impeding "fiscal cliff." (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

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House Speaker John Boehner, Ohio Republican, pauses during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington on Dec. 7, 2012, to discuss the pending fiscal cliff. Boehner said there's been no progress in negotiations on how to avoid the fiscal cliff of tax hikes and spending cuts and called on President Obama to come up with a new offer. (Associated Press)

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House Speaker John Boehner, Ohio Republican, pauses during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington on Dec. 7, 2012, to discuss the pending fiscal cliff. Boehner said there's been no progress in negotiations on how to avoid the fiscal cliff of tax hikes and spending cuts and called on President Obama to come up with a new offer. (Associated Press)

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Speaker of the House John Boehner, Ohio Republican, and the House GOP leadership speak to reporters following a closed strategy session at the Capitol in Washington on Dec. 5, 2012. From left are House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., Boehner, Chief Deputy Whip Rep. Peter Roskam, Illinois Republican, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Washington Republican, and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, Virginia Republican. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** This May 5, 2011 photo shows Rep. Walter Jones, North Carolina Republican, speaking on Capitol Hill. House Speaker John Boehner's decision to take plum committee assignments away from four Republican lawmakers after they bucked party leaders on key votes isn't going over well with conservative advocacy groups. Jones will lose his seat on the House Financial Services Committee. (AP Photo/Harry Hamburg)

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Conservative lawmakers and interest groups have said House Speaker John A. Boehner's offer of $800 billion in tax increases abandoned core Republican principles and earned no credit from a White House that has insisted on even bigger tax hikes. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** Speaker of the House John Boehner, Ohio Republican, speaks Nov. 14, 2012, to reporters at the Capitol in Washington after the House Republicans voted for their leadership for the next session of Congress. He is flanked by Majority Leader Eric Cantor (left), Virginia Republican, and Rep. Lynn Jenkins, Kansas Republican. (Associated Press)

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Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, speaks to reporters after the House Republicans voted for their leadership for the next session of Congress, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012. He is flanked by Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., left, and Rep. Lynn Jenkins, R-Kan., right. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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**FILE** House Speaker John Boehner (right), Ohio Republican, and Rep. Paul Ryan, Wisconsin Republican, walk in the Capitol in Washington on Sept. 13, 2012, en route to voting on a stopgap spending bill that avoids a government shutdown. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** Speaker of the House John Boehner, Ohio Republican, speaks Nov. 14, 2012, to reporters at the Capitol in Washington after the House Republicans voted for their leadership for the next session of Congress. He is flanked by Majority Leader Eric Cantor (left), Virginia Republican, and Rep. Lynn Jenkins, Kansas Republican. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** House Speaker John Boehner, Ohio Republican, participates in a ceremonial swearing in with Rep. Jim Jordan, Ohio Republican, on Capitol Hill in Washington on Jan. 5, 2011. (Associated Press)