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Boehner pushes for immediate spending cuts: aide
July 11, 2011 / 9:29 PM / 6 years ago

Boehner pushes for immediate spending cuts: aide

<p>U.S. House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) holds a news conference about talks aimed at averting a looming U.S. debt default, at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, July 11, 2011. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst</p>

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Speaker of the House of Representatives John Boehner pushed for immediate spending cuts at Monday’s debt-reduction meeting with President Barack Obama and fellow congressional leaders, a Republican aide said.

“The speaker took issue with Democrats’ suggestion that most of the spending cuts should be concentrated out into future years, rather than beginning right away,” the aide said. Talks for a third straight day are to resume at the White House on Tuesday.

Reporting by Andy Sullivan and Thomas Ferraro: editing by Philip Barbara

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