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Rep. John Boehner: Congress Could Soon Pass Continuing Appropriations Bill

CongressHouse Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said during an interview on CBS’ political talk show “Face the Nation” that he expects the Senate to approve a continuing resolution to avoid a U.S. government shutdown on Thursday, CBS News reported Sunday.

Rebecca Kaplan writes the Senate plans to vote Monday on a stopgap funding measure to keep the government running until Dec. 11.

Boehner added in the TV interview that Republican lawmakers will form a select committee to review undercover videos taken by an anti-abortion group at some Planned Parenthood clinics.

He also pointed to his fellow Republicans’ strategy to tie healthcare law defunding efforts to spending legislation in 2013, when most federal operations stopped for 16 days because Congress was not able to reach a funding agreement.

“This plan never had a chance,” he told the show’s moderator.

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