In a week focused on a historic first-time address to Congress by the Pope, the week culminated in news that turned the political world on its head, House Speaker John Boehner announcing his resignation. He is expected to step down from his office and district by October 31. The
spent much of the shortened week by passing legislation that would withhold funding for Planned Parenthood. The
held a pair of votes, but failed to achieve the 60 votes needed to advance the same House-passed bills that redirects funding from Planned Parenthood to other women's health service providers.
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