AP sources: Boehner, top GOP to vote for deal

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House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio stops to talk to a group of students as he walks backnto his office on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013. Senate leaders reached last-minute agreement Wednesday to avert a threatened Treasury default and reopen the government after a partial, 16-day shutdown, according to a Republican senator who also said congressional leaders would push for passage as soon as possible. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
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House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio stops to talk to a group of students as he walks backnto his office on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013. Senate leaders reached last-minute agreement Wednesday to avert a threatened Treasury default and reopen the government after a partial, 16-day shutdown, according to a Republican senator who also said congressional leaders would push for passage as soon as possible. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Speaker John Boehner (BAY'-nur) and other top House Republican leaders intend to vote for the bipartisan agreement worked out in the Senate to avoid a financial default and reopen the government.

Officials said Wednesday that the leaders made their intentions clear at a closed-door meeting of rank and file Republicans.

Boehner in a statement said the House, quote, "fought with everything" it had to persuade President Barack Obama to engage in bipartisan negotiations on the country's debt and the 3-year-old health care law. He vowed that the fight will continue.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to publicly discuss the internal deliberations.

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