WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner says Republicans will insist on curbing spending in the fight over the debt limit.

President Barack Obama has said he won't negotiate over extending the government's ability to borrow money when it runs out, probably next month.

But Boehner says that presidents of both parties have agreed to budget constraints as the price for extending the debt limit, and that this time is no different.

The Ohio Republican spoke at a news conference Thursday.

Boehner is also downplaying his inability so far to find enough votes for preventing a government shutdown on Oct. 1. He says GOP leaders are aware of the deadline and will find a solution.

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    <a href="http://artandhistory.house.gov/house_history/speakers.aspx">Speaker Of The House</a>, 112th Congress (2011-present)

  • Nancy Pelosi

    <a href="http://artandhistory.house.gov/house_history/speakers.aspx">Speaker Of The House</a>, 110th & 111th Congress (2007-2011)

  • Dennis Hastert

    <a href="http://artandhistory.house.gov/house_history/speakers.aspx">Speaker Of The House</a>, 106th-109th Congress (1999-2007)

  • Newt Gingrich

    <a href="http://artandhistory.house.gov/house_history/speakers.aspx">Speaker Of The House</a>, 104th & 105th Congress (1995-99)

  • Thomas Foley

    (Pictured left) <a href="http://artandhistory.house.gov/house_history/speakers.aspx">Speaker Of The House</a>, 101st-103rd Congress (1989-95)

  • Jim Wright

    (Pictured right) <a href="http://artandhistory.house.gov/house_history/speakers.aspx">Speaker Of The House</a>, 100th & 101st Congress (1987-89). Resigned from the House of Representatives on June 6, 1989.

  • Tip O'Neill

    (Pictured center) <a href="http://artandhistory.house.gov/house_history/speakers.aspx">Speaker Of The House</a>, 95th-99th Congress (1977-87)

  • Carl Albert

    (Pictured center) <a href="http://artandhistory.house.gov/house_history/speakers.aspx">Speaker Of The House</a>, 92nd-94th Congress (1971-77)

  • John McCormack

    (Pictured center) <a href="http://artandhistory.house.gov/house_history/speakers.aspx">Speaker Of The House</a>, 87th-91st Congress (1962-71)

  • Sam Rayburn

    <a href="http://artandhistory.house.gov/house_history/speakers.aspx">Speaker Of The House</a>, 76th-79th Congress (1940-47), 81st & 82nd Congress (1949-53), 84th-87th Congress (1955-61). Died on Nov. 16, 1961.

  • Joe Martin

    (Pictured right) <a href="http://artandhistory.house.gov/house_history/speakers.aspx">Speaker Of The House</a>, 80th & 83rd Congress (1947-49, 1953-55)

  • William Bankhead

    (Pictured back row, left) <a href="http://artandhistory.house.gov/house_history/speakers.aspx">Speaker Of The House</a>, 74th-76th Congress (1936-1940). Took over after the death of Joseph Byrns on June 4, 1936. Died in office on Sept. 15, 1940.

  • Joseph Byrns

    (Pictured left) <a href="http://artandhistory.house.gov/house_history/speakers.aspx">Speaker Of The House</a>, 74th Congress (1935-36). Took over after the death of Henry Rainey on Aug. 19, 1934. Died in office on June 4, 1936.

  • Henry Rainey

    <a href="http://artandhistory.house.gov/house_history/speakers.aspx">Speaker Of The House</a>, 73rd Congress (1933-34). Died in office on Aug. 19, 1934.

  • John Garner

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    (Pictured back row, 2nd from right) <a href="http://artandhistory.house.gov/house_history/speakers.aspx">Speaker Of The House</a>, 69th-71st Congress (1925-31)

  • Frederick Gillett

    (Pictured second from left) <a href="http://artandhistory.house.gov/house_history/speakers.aspx">Speaker Of The House</a>, 66th-68th Congress (1919-25)