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A monumental test for John Boehner

Posted on AllSides February 25th, 2015
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The House Republican leadership is privately telling rank-and-file lawmakers that they shouldn’t shut down the Department of Homeland Security, but they aren’t telling anyone how they will avoid a lapse in funding at the end of this week.
DHS funding runs out Friday evening, and Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) told his GOP colleagues in a closed meeting Wednesday morning that he has not spoken to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in two weeks. And, more importantly, he declined to say whether he supported the Kentucky Republican’s efforts to fund...

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