Boehner: '...no decisions' yet
House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) says the GOP-controlled House has yet to make a final decision about what course it will take — despite leadership having laid out a tentative plan to House GOP members in their meeting Tuesday morning.
“There have been no decisions about what exactly we will do,” Boehner said at a news conference.
Asked about any legislative action today, Boehner was noncommittal. He and his fellow House GOP leaders didn’t mention any specific policy proposals — a sign of the difficult road ahead for the budget and debt ceiling debates.
“We’re talking with our members on both sides of the aisle to try to find a way to move forward today,” he said before exiting.
The entire news conference lasted less than four minutes.
Senior GOP aides acknowledged that the meeting did not go well, and that Republicans face a difficult task in mustering all 217 votes — the bare majority under the House’s current makeup — for the proposal.
Updated at 11:41 a.m. Lori Montgomery contributed to this post.