House Sends Amended Debt Bill to Senate
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After quickly outlining the measure Boehner acknowledged that “the bill before us is still not perfect,” but he asserted that while the House has passed several measures, the Senate has not.
“If this bill passes, this House has sent [the Senate] not one, but two bills. ... To the American people I would say, we’ve tried our level best,” Boehner argued.
But some people have continued to say “no,” Boehner charged, before saying that he began working with Democrats in January in an to attempt to avert the debt crisis.
“My colleagues, I can tell you I have worked with the president and the administration since the beginning of this year to avoid being in this spot,” Boehner said.
“I stuck my neck out a mile to try and get an agreement with the president of the United States,” Boehner angrily yelled at one point.
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