Boehner says Congress will need short-term spending extension

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Posted: Jul 23, 2015 12:03 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner said on Thursday that Congress will likely resort to a short-term federal spending extension for the start of the new fiscal year on Oct. 1, blaming Senate Democrats for blocking Republican-backed funding bills.

"It's pretty clear, given the number of days we have here and in September, that we're going to have to do a CR of some sort," Boehner said during a news conference, referring to a continuing resolution to extend funding at current levels.

"But no decision's been made about that. We'll deal with it in September when we get back," he said.

(Reporting by David Lawder; Editing by Emily Stephenson)