John Boehner, re-elected as House speaker yesterday by a narrow vote amid his controversial fiscal cliff negotiations and failure to get the previous House membership to vote on the Superstorm Sandy aid bill, began his second term by vowing to stop having one-on-one meetings with President Obama.
An aide to the speaker, who won re-election to the leadership post Thursday afternoon, confirmed to Fox News that Boehner is done with closed-door talks with the president.
The reason for his decision might be partly due to the recent public and political humiliation Boehner suffered after his own party opposed his proposed "Plan B" which was designed to help avert the country from going over the fiscal cliff.
A spokesman for the speaker said that Boehner is getting back to business as usual and that he’s "… recommitting himself and the House to what we've done, which is working through regular order and letting the House work its will."
Speaker John Boehner will once again be leading a House membership with a Republican majority while the Democrats maintain a majority in the Senate.
Americans in general expect that the political gridlock in Washington will also continue per business as usual.
Although Boehner received a lot of negative press from Democrats and Republicans alike for not allowing the previous House membership to vote on the Superstorm Sandy aid bill, the new House membership is expected to vote on that bill today, and to at least allow a portion of the $60 billion to be released for victims of the historic storm.
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