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Boehner Optimistic About Deficit Panel

Chris Maddaloni/CQ Roll Call

The leader does not believe [in failure] either. Mrs. Pelosi and I agree on this. Sequestration is not an option, Hoyer said, referencing the automatic spending cuts to defense and domestic programs that will take place if the Joint Committee on Deficit Reduction fails to produce a deal.

Hoyer also said that neither he nor Pelosi is working on a Plan B messaging strategy to try to pin the blame for failure on Republicans, arguing blame will be somewhat irrelevant if the committee doesnt succeed because of the global economic consequences.

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