Boehner Bows to Pressure From Conservatives as Government Shutdown Looms

Thursday, September 19, 2013

John Boehner House Speaker John Boehner (Getty)

With just days left for Congress to come to a compromise over how to keep the government open after September 30th, House Speaker John Boehner gave in to the conservative wing of his base.

Boehner agreed to a plan that would force funding for Affordable Care Act to be delayed for one year in exchange for a one-year increase in the debt ceiling. The resolution would also speed up the timeline to build the Keystone Pipeline, and set a timeline to overhaul the federal tax code.

It's a deal that stands no chance of passing the Senate—a reality that Boehner is well aware of and acknowledges. Speaker Boehner knows it could mean we're heading towards a shutdown.

Joining us to explain what may happen next on Capitol Hill is Takeaway Washington Correspondent Todd Zwillich.

Editors:

T.J. Raphael

Contributors:

Todd Zwillich

Comments [3]

dan foxnewsman from MA

Keep sticking it to nobama. Shut that socialist down at every turn.

Sep. 19 2013 05:58 PM
Larry Fisher from Brooklyn, N.Y.

A room full of looms, I mean loons

Sep. 19 2013 05:13 PM

So disappointing how NPR allows wingnut claims to stand uncontested, such as Obamacare costing us jobs. Fully disproved, the opposite is in fact true. do a google search for gods sake. Don't worry, you won't lose the Koch brothers' millions.

Sep. 19 2013 12:37 PM

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