By Daniel Strauss - 03/01/13 04:27 PM EST
Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said Republicans will not agree to any new tax hikes to replace the sequester after a White House meeting on Friday.
Boehner said the House next week will move a resolution to keep the government funded through Sept. 30, but will not agree to any new tax increases that President Obama insists should be part of a package to replace the $85 billion in automatic spending cuts that begin hitting the government Friday.
"I did lay out that the House is going to move a continuing resolution next week funding the government past March 27, and I'm hopeful that we won't have to deal with the threat of a government shutdown while we're dealing with the sequester at the same time," Boehner said. "The House will act next week and I'm hopeful the Senate will follow suit."