Full Title: Continuing Resolution 2013: Boehner ‘Absolutely’ Committed To Avoiding Government Shutdown
The sequester meant nothing folks!
This POS is going to cave … one way or another!
Now that the “dumb” sequester cuts, as the president calls them, are in place (at least for now), U.S. lawmakers have already shifted focus to the next fiscal deadline: a quick fix known as the continuing resolution.
House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, said Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press” that he is “absolutely” committed to keeping the government open and avoiding a shutdown, which would occur if the current continuing resolution expires on March 27 without a plan for funding.
In place of an unofficial budget, the federal government is now running on the quick fix that gives the green light for spending. Should the resolution not be renewed, there would be another government shutdown, as in 1995, because of a lack of appropriations.
“We at the House next week will act to extend the continuing resolution through the end of the fiscal year, Sept. 30,” Boehner said on the Sunday talk show. “The president, this morning, agreed that we should not have any talk of a government shutdown, so I’m hopeful that the House and the Senate can work through this.”