As the House debated the budget deal, conservative critics of Boehner returned his fire, raising questions about his future as Speaker.
"It won't reduce the deficit, I think the Speaker is misleading when he says that," said Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-KS), who tried last year to oust Boehner at the start of the 113th Congress.
"The rumor is, he's not going to be here in a year and a half," Huelskamp told a knot of reporters off the House floor.
"I'm sure he's just frustrated," said Rep. Lynn Westmoreland (R-GA), who said he fully understood Boehner's aggravation with critics from within the GOP.
"I think the Speaker was right; they want to take advantage of Republican members of Congress to raise money," Westmoreland said.