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"In the last two years, under President Obama, the federal government has added 200,000 new federal jobs," House Speaker John A. Boehner, Ohio Republican, said Tuesday as the GOP outlined proposed budget cuts. "If some of those jobs are lost, so be it. We're broke." (Associated Press)

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House Speaker John A. Boehner of Ohio, flanked by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia (right) and House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy of California, said they found some common ground with President Obama at a private lunch Wednesday. (Associated Press)

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House Speaker John A. Boehner (center), accompanied by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (right) and House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy, leave the White House in Washington on Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011, following a luncheon with President Obama. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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House Speaker John A. Boehner, Ohio Republican, said Sunday he fears Senate Democrats won't acknowledge "real problems" with entitlements, such as Medicare and Social Security. (Associated Press)

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Sen. Joe Lieberman, Connecticut independent (left) accompanied by House Speaker John A. Boehner of Ohio, speaks Wednesday during a news conference to explain the revived D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program. (Associated Press)

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Sen. Joseph Lieberman, I-Conn., left, accompanied by House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, gestures during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington on Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011, to discuss the introduction of legislation on the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program . (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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As Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. and House Speaker John A. Boehner look on, President Obama called Tuesday night for rejuvenating America's innovative spirit. (Associated Press)

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Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. chats with House Speaker John A. Boehner of Ohio on Capitol Hill on Tuesday before the start of President Obama's State of the Union address. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** This file photo shows House Speaker John Boehner, Ohio Republican, (left) and Rep. Jim Jordan, Ohio Republican. "Families and businesses have had to cut back, and they're demanding that Washington do the same," said Jordan, chairman of the Republican Study Committee, the House conservative caucus. (Associated Press)

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House Speaker John A. Boehner arrives for a news conference before Wednesday's House passage of a bill to repeal the health care law. With him (from left) are Reps. Nan Hayworth and Cathy McMorris Rodgers and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** In this Jan. 6 photo, House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio (right), accompanied by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia, holds a copy of a proposal to repeal the Health Care Bill during a news conference on Capitol Hill. (Associated Press)

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House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, right, accompanied by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Va., holds a copy of a proposal to repeal the Health Care Bill, Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011, during news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

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House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio administers the House oath to Rep. Frank Lucas, Oklahoma Republican, during a mock swearing-in ceremony Wednesday on Capitol Hill. (Associated Press)

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House Speaker John A. Boehner (fourth from left), Ohio Republican, participates in the ceremonial swearing-in of Rep. Raul Labrador (third from right), Idaho Republican, on Capitol Hill in Washington on Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011. Mr. Labrador's wife, Rebecca, and their five children also are pictured. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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In this photo taken Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011, Republican Reps. Pete Sessions of Texas, left, and Mike Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania, raise their hands and recite the oath of office as they watch a television broadcast of Speaker of the House John Boehner administering the oath from the House floor, during a reception for Fitzpatrick supporters in the Capitol Visitor Center in Washington. (AP Photo/The Intelligencer, David Garrett)

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TEARS OF JOY: Mr. Boehner wipes away tears as he waits to receive that gavel from outgoing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, California Democrat. Mrs. Pelosi served two terms as the House's top member. (Associated Press)

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HAMMER TIME: Newly installed House Speaker John A. Boehner, Ohio Republican, displays the parliamentary gavel that he will wield in the 112th Congress, which convened Wednesday. (Associated Press)

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Brothers and sisters of new House Speaker John A. Boehner of Ohio joined him Wednesday on Capitol Hill for a family photograph that was posted on the Flickr photo-sharing website. (Office of Speaker of the House)

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Outgoing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California hands the gavel to the new House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio during the first session of the 112th Congress, Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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Outgoing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California addresses the House after giving newly elected House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio the gavel during the first session of the 112th Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)