Boehner Indicates He Will Count on Democrats to Pass Budget that Funds Planned Parenthood

John Boehner told Face the Nation this morning that there will be no government shutdown.
Boehner indicated he will pass a budget with Democrats to fund Planned Parenthood.

** John Boehner is the least-popular speaker in three decades.

CNS News reported:

House Speaker John Boehner said on CBS’s “Face the Nation” this morning that there will be no government shutdown—thus signaling that the House of Representatives he will lead until the end of next month will not send the Senate a continuing resolution that Democrats there would filibuster because it prohibits funding of Planned Parenthood or that President Barack Obama would veto for the same reason.

In response to a follow-up question from host John Dickerson, Boehner said he was “sure” the funding bill he will put through the Republican-majority House will need Democratic votes to pass.

The law currently funding the government will expire on Wednesday, the last day of fiscal 2015.

Dickerson of CBS asked Boehner: “Four days, the government runs out of money. Is there going to be a shutdown?”

“No,” said Boehner.

“The Senate is expected to pass a continuing resolution next week,” said Boehner. “The House will take up the Senate bill. We will also take up a select committee to investigate these horrific videos that we have seen from abortion clinics in several states that really raise questions about the use of federal funds and raise questions about aborted fetuses that are born alive.”

In other words, the Republican congressional leadership at this time is separating legislation to fund the federal government after Wednesday from the question of whether to fund Planned Parenthood.

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