Boehner says to Dickerson on Face the Nation that there will be no government shutdown.
The Senate is expected to pass a continuing resolution next week, the House will take up the Senate bill.
Boehner said he’s certain the continuing resolution will require Democratic votes to pass, expects Democrats will want to keep the government open. Boehner also says said the House will establish a special committee to investigate the videos of abortion clinics
[They] really raise questions about the use of federal funds and raise questions about aborted fetuses and born-alive.
On Face the Nation, Boehner blames President Obama for Congress’ failure to reform immigration laws.
He’s stirred up the American people in such a way that it would almost be impossible to do immigration reform, given the environment that we’re dealing with. I want to do immigration reform and the president knows it. I asked the president about a year ago, gave him some ideas about things that should happen if he wanted to do immigration reform, and some things that he shouldn’t do. Well, the president didn’t take my advice. And he doubled down on the executive orders that, frankly, far exceeded his authority, and the courts have got him stopped. He’s really poisoned the well.
Obama tells George Stephanopoulos that House Speaker Boehner’s plans to file a lawsuit against him is “a stunt.”
You know, the suit is a stunt. But what I’ve told Speaker Boehner directly is, ‘If you’re really concerned about me taking too many executive actions, why don’t you try getting something done through Congress?
Republicans say the President breaches his constitutional power by side-stepping the legislative process. They say Obama uses executive actions as a way to bypass the divided Congress. The Republican-controlled House has passed two bills aimed at curbing executive orders by the President.