Boehner has repeatedly tried to prevent government shutdowns over the past two years.
“My question to him would be, will they be for it when in the wake of devastation of default, they can say, ‘Well, I don’t have a job because the economy’s cratering, but thank God you’ve taken away my opportunity to buy health insurance?’ I doubt it.”
Meredith Shiner and Emma Dumain contributed to this report.
Terri Henderson, 6, center, whose mother is El Salvador, attends a rally with members of Congress at Union Station's Columbus Circle to announce the Restore Opportunity, Strengthen, and Improve the Economy (ROSIE) Act on July 29, 2014. The legislation provides incentives for government contractors to pay a living wage and other benefits that would help low-income workers.