House Republicans should be open to putting tax reform and closing tax loopholes on the table in upcoming fiscal cliff negotiations if spending controls are agreed to, offered Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, said during a telephone conference call this afternoon with rank-and-file House Republicans.
According to a source with knowledge of the call, Boehner told members Tuesday's mandate from voters to federal officeholders "is for us to work together, (and) bring solutions to the American people."
Boehner also told his colleagues to remain unified in what they do.
"Divided we fail; not just next session but the next two months," he was quoted as saying, a reference to the upcoming post-election lame-duck session.
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