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Speaking to the Economic Club of Washington, House Speaker John A. Boehner urged the deficit supercommittee to lay the groundwork for a rewrite of the tax code. "I think tax reform should deal with the whole tax code, both the personal side and the corporate side, and it should result in a code that is simpler and fairer to everyone," he said. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** House Speaker John Boehner, Ohio Republican, talks about the economy during an address in D.C. at the Economic Club of Washington on Sept. 15, 2011. (Associated Press)

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Gordon Felt front left, President of Families of Flight 93 whose brother Edward was a passenger on Flight 93, walks alongside Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar as Speaker of the House John Boehner, former President Bill Clinton and former President George W. Bush walk behind as they walk to the stage at the dedication of phase 1 of the permanent Flight 93 National Memorial near the crash site of Flight 93 in Shanksville, Pa., Saturday Sept. 10, 2011. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

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House Speaker John A. Boehner (Rod A. Lamkey/The Washington Times)

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** FILE ** House Speaker John A. Boehner (left), Ohio Republican, participates in a ceremonial House swearing-in ceremony for Rep. Steve Rothman, New Jersey Democrat, on Capitol Hill in Washington on Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

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Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, returns to his office from the House floor as the debt crisis showdown continues on Capitol Hill in Washington, Saturday, July 30, 2011. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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House Speaker John Boehner and GOP leadership hold a press conference to discuss the debt bill that the House is expected to vote on tonight, on Capitol Hill, in Washington, D.C., Thursday, July 28, 2011. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

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House Speaker John Boehner and GOP leadership leave a press conference after discussing the debt bill in Washington, D.C., Thursday, July 28, 2011. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

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House Speaker John Boehner and GOP leadership hold a press conference to discuss the debt bill that the House is expected to vote on tonight, on Capitol Hill, in Washington, D.C., Thursday, July 28, 2011. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

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House Speaker John Boehner, Ohio Republican, walks through a basement corridor in the Capitol in Washington on July 27, 2011, after an afternoon caucus with House Republicans seeking an agreement on legislation to raise the nation's debt limit. (Associated Press)

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House Speaker John A. Boehner, Ohio Republican, is said to sport green ties about "25 percent of the time."

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House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio pauses during a news conference as at The Republican National Committee on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, July 26, 2011, in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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House Speaker John Boehner, (right) Ohio Republican, and Republican Conference Chairman Rep. Jeb Hensarling (center), Texas Republican, listen as House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, Virginia Republican, speaks July 26, 2011, during a news conference at the Republican National Committee on Capitol Hill. (Associated Press)

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House Speaker John Boehner, Ohio Republican, listens during a news conference on July 26, 2011, at the Republican National Committee on Capitol Hill. (Associated Press)

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House Speaker John Boehner, Ohio Republican, pauses during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington on July 26, 2011. (Associated Press)

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House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, center, joined by other GOP leaders, criticizes President Obama and Congressional Democrats for failure to end the debt crisis, Monday, July 25, 2011, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, July 25, 2011. From left are, Rep. Jeb Hensarling, Texas Republican, Boehner, Rep. David Dreier,, California Republican, and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Va. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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As Congressional leaders try to reach an accord to avert a debt-ceiling crisis, House Speaker John Boehner, Ohio Republican, walks from his office to the House Chamber on Capitol Hill on July 25, 2011, following a morning meeting with other GOP leaders. (Associated Press)

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As Congressional leaders try to reach an accord to avert a debt-ceiling crisis, House Speaker John Boehner, Ohio Republican, walks from his office to the House Chamber on Capitol Hill on July 25, 2011, following a morning meeting with other GOP leaders. (Associated Press)

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President Barack Obama meets with House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, left, in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Saturday, July 23, 2011, in Washington, to discuss the debt. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio is followed by reporters after a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, July 21, 2011. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)