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House Speaker John Boehner to guest on 'The Tonight Show with Jay Leno'
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Wednesday, January 15, 2014 8:19 PM EST
Fresh from the U.S. budget battle, House Speaker John Boehner is heading to TV.
NBC says the speaker will discuss his background and the latest political news.
The divided House on Wednesday approved a $1.1 trillion spending bill for operating the government until just before next fall's election. Boehner had pushed for the bipartisan deal, which avoids a potential government shutdown.
A 16-day shutdown last fall was politically damaging to both Democrats and Republicans.