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Boehner: CR Needed to Avoid Government Shutdown

By JM Rieger and Matt Fuller

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With 16 scheduled legislative days before government funding runs out, Speaker John A. Boehner finally acknowledged Thursday that the House and Senate would need a continuing resolution to fund the federal government. “It’s pretty clear, given the number of days we’re going to be here in September, that we’re going to have to do a CR of some sort,” Boehner said at his weekly news conference. “But no decision has been made about that. We’ll deal with it in September when we get back.” A CR, omnibus — or even “cromnibus” — aren’t out of the ordinary. Though funding the government through appropriations bills is so-called “regular order,” the last time Congress passed all 12 spending bills on time was 1997. Read more.

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