Boehner says Congress will need short-term spending extension

U.S. House Speaker Boehner (R-OH) speaks at his weekly press briefing on Capitol Hill in WashingtonHouse of Representatives Speaker John Boehner said on Thursday that Congress will likely resort to a short-term federal spending extension for the start of the new fiscal year on Oct. 1, blaming Senate Democrats for blocking Republican-backed funding bills. “It’s pretty clear, given the number of days we have here and in September, that we’re going to have to do a CR of some sort,” Boehner said during a news conference, referring to a continuing resolution to extend funding at current levels.

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