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Pelosi Tells Boehner to 'Risk Something'

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December 13, 2012

Not that he asked for it, but House Speaker John Boehner got some advice from Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi this week. 

Our National Journal Daily colleague Billy House reports

The San Francisco Democrat’s guidance came in a news conference, after she was asked if Boehner should be “willing to risk his speakership” by going against the wishes of many in his conference and his party.
The question specifically was whether the speaker should allow a vote on a bill that would freeze middle-class income-tax rates at current lowered levels—but not freeze rates for the wealthiest that are also set to expire at year’s end.
Pelosi suggested that Boehner should buck up and permit the vote, saying, “That’s what we all take the job [of speaker] to do—to risk something, not just sit in office.” “Do you know what it was like for me to bring a bill to the floor to fund the war in Iraq that was predicated on a misrepresentation to the American people?” Pelosi asked rhetorically.

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