House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio(Photo: Jacquelyn Martin, AP)
House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, said Friday he will continue
looking for ways to resolve the "fiscal cliff" even after fellow
Republicans rejected his proposed "Plan B."
Referring to President
Obama and the Democratic-run Senate, Boehner told reporters: "We only
run the House -- Democrats continue to run Washington."
who has objected to a debt reduction plan proposed this week by Obama,
spoke the night after he failed to get enough votes for "Plan B," which
would have focused on extending most of the George W. Bush-era tax cuts.
House spokesman Jay Carney said that Obama's main priority is to get a
deal that avoids the fiscal cliff, the tax hikes and massive budget cuts
that kick in next year unless the parties on a debt reduction deal.
President will work with Congress to get this done and we are hopeful
that we will be able to find a bipartisan solution quickly that protects
the middle class and our economy," Carney said.