Government Spending

Speaker Boehner: Doesn't See Senate Spending Bill Getting Passed in House

Looking for a way to avoid a government shutdown

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Top House Republican leaders Thursday rejected the short-term spending plan expected to be passed by the Senate in coming days, increasing the possibility of a government shutdown next week.

Asked if the House would pass the bill unchanged once it is sent from the Senate, Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) replied: "I do not see that happening."