Boehner caves in DHS shutdown showdown

In the usual fashion, Speaker john Boehner, who is in total control of the U.S. House of Representatives, caves today an sets vote on a clean DHS (homeland security bill)

Read this by the Washington Times:

House Speaker John Boehner has announced that the House will vote Tuesday on a homeland security funding bill without restrictions on President Obama’s deportation amnesty, ending the shutdown showdown by conceding to Democrats’ demands for a clean bill.

In a closed-door meeting with the House Republicans, Mr. Boehner explained that the party should not shut down the Homeland Security Department amid ever-present terrorist threats and blamed Senate Republicans for failing to find a way to win the standoff.

“As you’ve heard me say a number of times, the House has done its job by passing legislation to fund DHS and block the president’s executive actions on immigration. Unfortunately, the fight was never won in the other chamber,” said Mr. Boehner, Ohio Republican, according to a source in the room.



John Boehner sets vote on ‘clean’ homeland security bill – Washington Times.


Boehner caves in DHS shutdown showdown


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