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A person dressed as Big Bird holds a sign Oct. 8, 2012, outside Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's headquarters in Derry, N.H., where House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio was about to speak to supporters. (Associated Press)

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A person dressed as Big Bird holds a sign Oct. 8, 2012, outside Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's headquarters in Derry, N.H., where House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio was about to speak to supporters. (Associated Press)

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A person dressed as Big Bird holds a sign Oct. 8, 2012, outside Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's headquarters in Derry, N.H., where House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio was about to speak to supporters. (Associated Press)

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House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., right talks with Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, left and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va, center, during the First Nail Ceremony for the official launch of construction of the Inaugural platform where the President of the United States will take the oath of office on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

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House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., right talks with Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, left and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va, center, during the First Nail Ceremony for the official launch of construction of the Inaugural platform where the President of the United States will take the oath of office on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

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**FILE** Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, announces July 31, 2012, to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington that he and GOP House Speaker John Boehner have reached an agreement to keep the government running on autopilot for six months when the current budget year ends on Sept. 30. (Associated Press)

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Speaker of the House John Boehner, Ohio Republican, speaks before awarding the Congressional Gold Medal to golfing legend Arnold Palmer, at a ceremony in the Rotunda of the Capitol, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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Speaker of the House John Boehner, Ohio Republican, speaks before awarding the Congressional Gold Medal to golfing legend Arnold Palmer, at a ceremony in the Rotunda of the Capitol, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), left, looks on as Chairperson and General Secretary of the National League for Democracy Aung San Suu Kyi of Myanmar, also known as Burma, center, is handed the Congressional Gold Medal from Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-Ohio), right, in the Capitol rotunda, Washington, D.C., Wednesday, September 19, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Chairperson and General Secretary of the National League for Democracy Aung San Suu Kyi of Myanmar, also known as Burma, center, sits between House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), left, and Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-Ohio), right, during a ceremony to award Suu Kyi the Congressional Gold Medal in the Capitol rotunda, Washington, D.C., Wednesday, September 19, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Chairperson and General Secretary of the National League for Democracy Aung San Suu Kyi of Myanmar, also known as Burma, second from left, sits between House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), left, and Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-Ohio), right, as Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, right, speaks during a ceremony to award Suu Kyi the Congressional Gold Medal in the Capitol rotunda, Washington, D.C., Wednesday, September 19, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Chairperson and General Secretary of the National League for Democracy Aung San Suu Kyi of Myanmar, also known as Burma, left, stands next to Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-Ohio) during a ceremony to award Suu Kyi the Congressional Gold Medal in the Capitol rotunda, Washington, D.C., Wednesday, September 19, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), center, attends a memorial service for Neil Armstrong at the National Cathedral. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Walking with House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, right, Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., the Republican vice presidential candidate, returns to Capitol Hill to vote on a stopgap spending bill that avoids a government shutdown but carries a price tag $19 billion higher than the budget he wrote as chairman of the House Budget Committee, in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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Walking with House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, right, Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., the Republican vice presidential candidate, returns to Capitol Hill to vote on a stopgap spending bill that avoids a government shutdown but carries a price tag $19 billion higher than the budget he wrote as chairman of the House Budget Committee, in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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**FILE** House Speaker John Boehner, Ohio Republican, talks July 24, 2012, to reporters following a closed-door political strategy session at the Capitol in Washington. (Associated Press)

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Speaker of the House John Boehner watches the entry of the color guard at the Republican National Convention. (Rod Lamkey, Jr./ The Washington Times)

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Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, is interviewed before the beginning of the third day at the Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum in Tampa, Fla. on Wednesday, August 29, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/ The Washington Times)

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Speaker of the House John Boehner addresses delegates at the Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum in Tampa, Fla. on Tuesday, August 28, 2012. (Rod Lamkey, Jr./ The Washington Times)

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Chairman of the Committee on Resolutions, Gov. Bob McDonnell, R- Va., introduces Speaker of the House, Rep. John Boehner, R-Ohio at the Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum in Tampa, Fla. on Tuesday, August 28, 2012, as Co-Chairman Rep. Marsh Blackburn, R- Tenn., right, and Sen. John Hoeven, R- N.D., look on. (Rod Lamkey, Jr./ The Washington Times)