Boehner: ‘No’ government shutdown
House Speaker John Boehner says there will be no government shutdown when funding expires this week.
Speaking on CBS’ "Face the Nation," Boehner predicted that the House and Senate will pass a bill this week to keep the government running. He said the move will be accompanied by the creation of a special committee to investigate Planned Parenthood and its practice of providing fetal tissue to scientific researchers.
Boehner’s decision to resign from Congress removes the threat of a vote to oust him from the speakership. That, in turn, clears the way for passage of a government funding bill free of a provision that would defund Planned Parenthood. Conservatives had demanded the provision be included in the bill, even if doing so would trigger a presidential veto and a partial government shutdown.
Boehner announced Friday that he will give up his speaker’s post as well as his House seat at the end of October.