Speed Reads

Shutdown Showdown Pt. 2

John Boehner unveils plan to avoid government shutdown but still fight Obama on immigration

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) on Tuesday presented his GOP caucus with a plan to fund most of the government through next September, thereby averting another government shutdown.

Though the plan would fund key pieces of the government through the end of the fiscal year, it would only keep the Department of Homeland Security — which will implement Obama's immigration order — up and running through March. That would give the GOP another chance to tackle the issue early next year without the threat of another politically damaging shutdown.

House Democrats have said they will only support a bill that funds the entire government, so Boehner will need to rally near-unanimous support from his caucus to get his piecemeal approach through to the Senate.