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John Boehner Fought For Congressional Health Care Subsidies

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Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, and House Republican leaders speak with reporters following a strategy session at the Capitol, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013. House GOP leaders are looking to reverse course and agree to tea party demands to try to use a vote this week on a must-pass temporary government funding bill to block implementation of President Barack Obama's health care law. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) | AP

With the federal government nearing shutdown, House Speaker John Boehner stood on the House floor Monday and called on his colleagues to vote for a bill banning a "so-called exemption" that lawmakers and staffers receive for their health insurance.

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