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Outgoing House Speaker Predicts No US Government Shutdown

Two days after announcing his resignation, U.S. House Speaker John Boehner predicted Congress would meet Wednesday’s deadline to extend U.S. government funding and avoid a partial shutdown. “I suspect my Democratic colleagues want to keep the government open as much as I do,” said Boehner, a Republican, on the CBS television program Face the Nation. His planned departure next month has heightened disarray in Congress as yet another fiscal deadline looms. A narrow path exists to avoid a...

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