Boehner 'hopeful' on preventing government shutdown
March 3rd, 2013
12:41 PM ET
10 years ago

Boehner 'hopeful' on preventing government shutdown

(CNN) – As Washington moved on to the next fiscal battle, House Speaker John Boehner sounded optimistic about the prospect of passing a measure by March 27 that would continue funding the government and avoid a shutdown.

"The president this morning agreed that we should not have any talk of a government shutdown," Boehner said in an interview that was taped Friday and aired Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press." "So I'm hopeful that the House and Senate will be able to work through this."

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