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Boehner Wants Senate To Act First On Sequestration

John Boehner
John Boehner

The Senate should act first on replacing the more than $85 billion in automatic cuts set to kick in March 1 with a different legislation package, House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said Wednesday.

According to The Hill newspaper, Boehner made the remarks following a closed-door meeting of his conference.

He said Capitol Hill offices such as those of lawmakers, leadership offices and committees will be impacted by the sequester if it occurs, Molly Hooper writes.

The Hill reports Republican leaders such as Boehner and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell believe a sequester replacement bill should include no new taxes after the deal to avert the fiscal cliff included $600 billion in tax increases.

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