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US House speaker 'certainly' prepared for shutdown of Homeland Security

House Republicans have tagged anti-immigration stand onto Homeland Security spending plan

"If the Senate doesn't like it, they'll have to produce something that fits their institution," said US House Speaker John Boehner.


THE House speaker, John Boehner, has said he was "certainly" prepared to allow funding for the Department of Homeland Security to lapse, raising the possibility that one of the government's largest and most vital agencies could be shut down at the end of the month.