No Shutdown? We've Heard That Before

Before we move on from Shutdown Watch 2014, recall the last time House Republicans said this wouldn't happen.

U.S. House Speaker John Boehner, a Republican from Ohio, listens during a news conference after a House Republican Conference meeting at the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014.

Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

It looks like House Speaker John Boehner has come up with a plan to avoid a government shutdown, like the one that roiled politics in October 2013, in time to beat this year's Dec. 11 deadline. Before we move on from Shutdown Watch 2014, recall the last time House Republicans said this wouldn't happen.

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