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Boehner Said to Propose Plan to Avoid Government Shutdown

House Speaker John Boehner listens during a news conference in Washington on Dec. 2, 2014.

House Speaker John Boehner listens during a news conference in Washington on Dec. 2, 2014.

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House Speaker John Boehner is proposing to rebellious Republicans a strategy to avoid a U.S. government shutdown while separately sending legislation defunding Planned Parenthood to President Barack Obama’s desk, aides said.

The speaker plans to spell out the approach to members during a private meeting Friday, said two Republican aides who sought anonymity to discuss the plan. He’s trying to satisfy about 30 members who say they are willing to shut down the government if defunding Planned Parenthood isn’t linked to a spending bill. Some members threaten to challenge Boehner’s speakership.