House Speaker John Boehner says the U.S. House of Representatives will pass a funding bill this week, avoiding a government shutdown. Rough Cut (no reporter narration)
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) U.S. House Speaker John Boehner said on Sunday (September 27) the House of Representatives will pass the Senate's government funding bill this week, avoiding a government shutdown when the new fiscal year starts on Thursday (October 1). Boehner, speaking on CBS' "Face the Nation" program, said the funding legislation would be accompanied by the creation of a separate, special committee to investigate an abortion controversy involving women's healthcare provider Planned Parenthood. Some Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives have said they cannot vote for a spending bill that provides money to Planned Parenthood because it provides abortions. However, the White House said in a statement last week that U.S. President Barack Obama would veto any funding legislation if it strips federal money for Planned Parenthood.