Boehner May Have Found a Way Out

“A provision tucked deep in the House rulebook could provide the way out of the Homeland Security funding mess for Speaker John A. Boehner — without the Ohio Republican actually having to do anything,” Roll Call reports.

“With rumblings about a full-scale revolt from within the ranks should Boehner put a funding bill on the floor that doesn’t explicitly block implementation of President Barack Obama’s immigration executive actions, there was talk Friday night from senior House Democratic aides of Republicans having found a face-saving procedural gambit that would ultimately end in full funding for Department of Homeland Security for the remainder of the fiscal year.”

“The bottom line is any House Democrat could have the power next week to force a vote on a clean DHS funding measure.”

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