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Boehner Office: White House’s Veto Threat ‘Unsustainably Hypocritical’

House speaker John Boehner’s office quickly reacted to the White House’s threat to veto any additional bills that helped fund government programs during the shutdown.

“How does the White House justify signing the troop funding bill, but vetoing similar measures for veterans, National Parks, and District of Columbia?” asked Boehner spokesman Michael Steel in a statement.

“The president can’t continue to complain about the impact of the government shutdown on veterans, visitors at National Parks, and D.C. while vetoing bills to help them,” he added. “The White House position is unsustainably hypocritical.”

Katrina Trinko — Katrina Trinko is a political reporter for National Review. Trinko is also a member of USA TODAY’S Board of Contributors, and her work has been published in various media outlets ...

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