Boehner vows to avoid government shutdown with help from Democrats

Speaker of the House John Boehner holds a news conference in the U.S. Capitol in WashingtonBy David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Overriding objections from some conservative Republicans, U.S. House Speaker John Boehner vowed on Thursday to plow ahead with a spending bill that averts a government shutdown while keeping some budget “leverage” over President Barack Obama’s immigration order. Boehner said he expected the bill, which provides full funding for all government agencies except the Department of Homeland Security through September 2015, to pass next week with some votes from Democrats, just ahead of a Dec. 11 deadline. …

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