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Boehner expects no big budget deal soon

Oct. 6, 2012 at 7:12 PM   |   Comments

DEPEW, N.Y., Oct. 6 (UPI) -- House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, said Saturday he does not expect any major fiscal deal from Congress in the lame-duck session.

Boehner, in an interview while campaigning for Chris Collins, a Republican congressional candidate in New York state, said he believes lame-duck lawmakers should not make large decisions, Politico reported.

"You know, and frankly, I'm not sure it's the right thing to do -- have a lot of retiring members and defeated members voting on really big bills. Eh, probably not the appropriate way to handle the lame duck," he said.

Failure to reach a deal on the federal budget or to agree on some sort of extension by Jan. 1 would trigger automatic cuts in the budget, the "fiscal cliff."

Boehner said he expects the Republicans to retain their majority in the House of Representatives.

Collins is running against Rep. Kathy Hochul, D-N.Y., in a Buffalo-area district.

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