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Boehner Favors McCain Proposal

House Republican Leader John A. Boehner supports John McCain's call to suspend consideration of the emergency economic bailout package until the two presidential candidates can meet with congressional leaders to discuss it.

“Our economy is facing unprecedented challenges, and we must work together to find a solution," Boehner said. "I strongly support Sen. McCain’s proposal for a bipartisan leadership meeting of both Houses of Congress, including Sen. McCain and Sen. Obama. Given that it is only a few months before a new President takes the oath of office, it is vital that the next president play an active role in crafting this critical plan.”