Boehner says Congress, Obama must keep working on fiscal deal

WASHINGTON Fri Dec 21, 2012 10:51am EST

1 of 7. U.S. House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) arrives to speak to the media on the 'fiscal cliff' on Capitol Hill in Washington, December 21, 2012. Boehner said on Friday that congressional leaders and President Barack Obama must try to move on from House Republicans' failed tax plan and work together to resolve the looming U.S. 'fiscal cliff.'

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner said on Friday that congressional leaders and President Barack Obama must try to move on from House Republicans' failed tax plan and work together to resolve the looming U.S. "fiscal cliff."

Boehner said he was not concerned that Thursday's withdrawn vote threatened his position as speaker, but did not outline a clear path forward.

Boehner said a divided Washington must come together to revamp the massive U.S. tax code in a way that helps spur economic growth. "How we get there, God only knows."

(Reporting By David Lawder, Thomas Ferraro and Richard Cowan; Editing by Vicki Allen)

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