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Boehner on sequester: 'Time for the Senate to do its job'

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“We've played our cards, we've laid out our hand, passed those bills. [They] went to the Senate and nothing happened,” Boehner said following a closed-door meeting of his conference. “It’s time for the Senate to do its job.”

Obama has called for Congress to replace the sequester with different spending cuts and tax increases, and Senate Democrats plan to unveil such a proposal by Thursday.

But Boehner, Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) and other Republicans say a replacement bill should include no new taxes after the “fiscal cliff” deal earlier this year included $600 billion in new taxes.

Boehner said the cuts will hit congressional offices as well as the other government agencies, meaning his own members will feel their pain.

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