Boehner and Obama confer on Boston bombings: House moment of silence 6:30 p.m. et

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House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) on the phone with President Barack Obama (photo courtesy Boehner office)

WASHINGTON–In the wake of the Boston bombings on Monday afternoon–during the Boston Marathon– President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) spoke about 5:30 p.m. ET about the tragedy which left at least two dead and dozens injured, according to a Boehner aide.

From Boehner office: “We expect Boehner will lead a moment of silence in the House from the Speaker’s chair for the victims of the Boston bombing during votes this evening at approximately 6:30 PM.”

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