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House Speaker John A. Boehner, Ohio Republican, arrives to speak to reporters after House Republicans voted for their leadership for the next session of Congress at the Capitol in Washington on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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Former White House Chief of Staff Erskine Bowles, co-chair of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, is pursued by reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, following a closed-door meeting with House Speaker John A. Boehner, Ohio Republican. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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While fellow (from left) Reps. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Lynn Jenkins and Eric Cantor look on, Speaker of the House John Boehner speaks to the media Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012 at the U.S. Capitol following a meeting with Republican House leadership. Speaker Boehner said he is "confident" that they will be able to reach agreement with the president to avoid the fiscal cliff, although he did say that he is opposed to raising taxes on the wealthy, which is part of the president's plan. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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Speaker of the House John Boehner enters a press conference to speak to the media Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012 at the U.S. Capitol following a conference meeting with House Republican leaders about the fiscal cliff. Speaker Boehner said he is "confident" that they will be able to reach agreement with the president to avoid the fiscal cliff, although he did say that he is opposed to raising taxes on the wealthy, which is part of the president's plan. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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Speaker of the House John Boehner exits a meeting room to speak to the media Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012 at the U.S. Capitol. Speaker Boehner said he is "confident" that Republicans will be able to reach agreement with the president to avoid the fiscal cliff, although he did say that he is opposed to raising taxes on the wealthy, which is part of the president's plan. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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Conference Chair Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, right, speaks to the media following a meeting of the Republican leadership about the fiscal cliff on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012 while Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), Speaker John Boehner and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor look on. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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Speaker of the House John Boehner speaks to the media Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012 at the U.S. Capitol following a conference meeting with fellow Republican House leadership about the fiscal cliff. Speaker Boehner said he is "confident" that they will be able to reach agreement with the president to avoid the fiscal cliff, although he did say that he is opposed to raising taxes on the wealthy, which is part of the president's plan. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, center, followed by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., leaves the White House the White House in Washington, Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, to speak to the media after meeting with President Barack Obama to discuss the economy and the deficit. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

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**FILE** Speaker of the House John Boehner, Ohio Republican, speaks to reporters at the Capitol in Washington Nov. 14, 2012, 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** Speaker of the House John Boehner, Ohio Republican, speaks to reporters at the Capitol in Washington Nov. 14, 2012, 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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President Barack Obama, flanked by House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, left, and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev., speaks to reporters in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, as he hosted meeting of the bipartisan, bicameral leadership of Congress to discuss the deficit and economy. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., right, accompanied by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif., left, House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, gestures as he speaks to reporters outside the White House in Washington, Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, following their meeting with President Barack Obama to discuss the economy and the deficit. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

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House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, center, followed by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev., left, and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., approaches the microphones outside the White House in Washington on Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, to speaks to reporters following their meeting with President Barack Obama to discuss the economy and the deficit. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif., second from left, accompanied by, from left, House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev., speaks to reporters outside the White House in Washington, Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, following their meeting with President Barack Obama to discuss the economy and the deficit. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

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President Barack Obama shakes hands with House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, during a meeting to discuss the deficit and economy. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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House Speaker John Boehner, Ohio Republican, calls on a reporter Nov. 9, 2012, during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Associated Press)

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President Barack Obama, flanked by House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, left, and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev., speaks to reporters in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, as he hosted meeting of the bipartisan, bicameral leadership of Congress to discuss the deficit and economy. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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President Barack Obama, accompanied by House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, speaks to reporters in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, as he hosted a meeting of the bipartisan, bicameral leadership of Congress to discuss the deficit and economy in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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President Barack Obama acknowledges House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio while speaking to reporters in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, as he hosted a meeting of the bipartisan, bicameral leadership of Congress to discuss the deficit and economy. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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President Barack Obama shakes hands with House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, during a meeting to discuss the deficit and economy. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)