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Report: Boehner Making Last-Ditch Effort to Rally Republicans on Transpo Bill
Wednesday, March 07, 2012 - 12:37 PM
The Hill is reporting that House Speaker John Boehner is making one last push to rally Republicans around his $260 billion transportation bill.
From the report:
Boehner bluntly warned lawmakers that if the House does not pass its own bill, it will be stuck with a two-year, $109 billion Senate bill, or “something that looks just like it,” according to a source in the room.
“You don’t like that? I don’t like it either. Why would any of us like it?” the Speaker told his members. “It means punting on the opportunity to pass an infrastructure bill that bears our stamp. It means giving up on the opportunity to make sure a bill is enacted that is responsibly paid for, that has full-scale reforms in it and, most importantly, that is linked to increased production of American energy.
“But right now, it’s the plan.”