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Speaker Boehner Notes Direct Payments in Sequester Options

At a GOP news conference on the sequester issue on Monday, a reporter pointed out to House Speaker John Boehner (R., Ohio) that Direct Payments had been included in sequester alternatives as a source for potential spending cuts on both sides of Capitol Hill.

In response, Speaker Boehner indicated that cutting Direct Payments was an “option” with respect to a sequester alternative and that it could be “someplace to start.”