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QUICK TAKE: Boehner Outlines Deal To Conference on Call

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December 22, 2011

A freshman on the conference call held Thursday afternoon by Speaker John Boehner said the Ohio Republican took a very “conciliatory tone” in the phone conference that lasted about three or four minutes.

The first-term lawmaker, who asked not to be named, said Boehner told the conference, “We fought the good fight, we were right on policy, but we need to preserve the middle class tax cut.”

The plan was to pass the newly tweaked bill by unanimous consent before Christmas, and that the tweak would make it so small businesses don’t have to worry about compliances, the freshman said.

 

The Speaker also thanked the conferees for staying in town, and apologized to the conference that information of the deal had leaked before he had the chance to tell his members.

 

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