John Boehner

Boehner Says There Are "No Boundaries" in Shutdown Talks

"There's nothing on the table, nothing off the table"


On the eighth day of the government shutdown, House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, said that before re-opening the government, Democrats and Republicans should sit down for negotiations without any preconditions.

"The central argument is this: are we going to sit down and have a conversation, or aren't we?" he told reporters. "There's no boundaries here. There's nothing on the table, nothing off the table."

Democrats, meanwhile, insist they've already made a major to Republicans by agreeing to the low spending limits that the GOP wanted.