Boehner says 'clean' funding bill 'not going to happen'

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Posted: Sep 30, 2013 4:09 PM
Boehner says 'clean' funding bill 'not going to happen'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner said on Monday that Republicans in the chamber will not pass a government funding bill unless it contains some concessions from Democrats on President Barack Obama's healthcare reform law.

Asked if Republicans would consider a "clean" bill to keep the government funding as a midnight deadline for a shutdown draws closer, Boehner said: "That's not going to happen."

(Reporting by Kim Dixon; Editing by Eric Beech)