Whether the process was a success remains to be seen ó the bill would also have to work its way through the Senate. The two chambers are expected to engage in a difficult conference committee to work out a compromise, and it is far from clear whether Boehner and Cantor will be able to sell their ideologically strident Conference on anything that falls short of their promised $100 billion in cuts to President Barack Obamaís fiscal 2011 budget request.
But for now, Boehner is pleased with his process.
ďIíve never believed anything otherwise,Ē he said. ďIím proud of this moment.Ē
Following the speeches from elected officials, the crowd stands at long tables as they dig into BBQ, brunswick stew, cadillac rice at the Law Enforcement Cookout at Wayne Dasher's pond house in Glennville, Ga., on Thursday, April 17, 2014.