WASHINGTON — House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, on Thursday said the Joint Committee on Deficit Reduction “is a jobs committee” that should also lay the groundwork for broad tax reform.

Speaking before the Economic Club of Washington, Boehner said the U.S. tax code “rewards special interests” and “needs to be fundamentally reformed.”

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