Election-year spending battles will test Speaker Boehner and GOP
House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) is all but certain to face a divisive spending vote that splits his party right before the November elections.
President Obama’s warning that he will veto any spending bills based on the House Republican budget intensifies a fight with Republicans that will come to a boiling point in September, when Congress faces a deadline for approving a measure to fund the government.
In all likelihood that measure will be a continuing resolution, but Boehner will be under pressure to forsake one in favor of the spending levels in Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan’s (R-Wis.) blueprint. Senate Democrats and Obama would be sure to object, which would set up a government shutdown showdown.
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