Outgoing House Speaker Johnson Boehner needed support from Democrats to keep the government open, as a majority of Republicans voted against it.
John Boehner's resignation as Speaker of the House has helped free him and his Republican colleagues in Congress for something important: doing their job.
Blasting hard-line conservatives as "false prophets," U.S. House Speaker John Boehner on Sunday said Congress will avoid a government shutdown this week.
Senate Republicans initially will seek to pass a version of the spending bill that cuts off all federal funds to Planned Parenthood.
Congress is back in session, and that means a possible government shutdown over funding Planned Parenthood.
Polling consistently says that a majority of Americans support Planned Parenthood.
Republicans appear fully committed to another shutdown crisis.
Republicans are staring a Department of Homeland Security shutdown in the face -- and they seem to be out of ideas to stop it.
Congress avoided a government shutdown -- barely.