House Republicans block Boehner's plan to avert U.S. shutdown

Opposition from fellow Republicans stopped House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, from moving ahead with his plan to prevent the U.S. government from shutting down Tuesday. With only days left before funding authorization ends, options for keeping the government open narrowed. An objection by Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, prevented Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., from speeding up action on a spending measure.

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