Boehner Says Democrats Should Be Blamed If Homeland Money Ends

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House Speaker John Boehner, R-OH, leaves the Rayburn Room after signing the Keystone XL Pipeline Approval Act to on February 13, 2015 of the US Capitol in Washington, DC.


(Bloomberg) -- “It’s up to Senate Democrats to get their act together,” U.S. House Speaker John Boehner said on “Fox News Sunday” program in interview taped on Feb. 13.

* When asked if he was prepared to let funding lapse, Ohio

Republican said, “Certainly. The House has acted. We’ve

done our job.” * NOTE: U.S. Department of Homeland Security faces shutdown of

non-essential operations if Congress doesn’t reach agreement

before current funding ends Feb. 27 * NOTE: Senate Republicans have failed three times to advance

bill, which seeks to reverse President Obama’s executive

orders on immigration policy as condition for funding dept;

Democrats have blocked measure, saying funding shouldn’t be

held up over unrelated policy dispute

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