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Boehner aims for debt vote "as soon as possible"
August 1, 2011 / 1:09 AM / 6 years ago

Boehner aims for debt vote "as soon as possible"

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - House Speaker John Boehner told fellow Republicans on Sunday that he aims to bring a debt-ceiling deal up for a vote “as soon as possible” even though it is not perfect, his office said.

<p>House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) (L) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) (R) hold a news conference about the U.S. debt ceiling crisis at the U.S. Capitol in Washington July 30, 2011. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst</p>

“My hope would be to file it and have it on the floor as soon as possible,” Boehner said on a conference call, according to excerpts released by his office. “This isn’t the greatest deal in the world. But it shows how much we’ve changed the terms of the debate in this town.”

Reporting by Andy Sullivan; editing by Christopher Wilson

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