Skip to comments.House GOP delays border vote
Posted on 07/31/2014 10:55:58 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
The House unexpectedly delayed a vote Thursday on the House GOP's $659 million border bill.
A vote on the controversial measure was slated for about 1.p.m., but after concluding an hour of floor debate on the measure the House went straight into debate on highway funding. The move suggests GOP leaders are still whipping their members to try to win the vote.
Most House Democrats are expected to oppose the GOP measure since it changes a 2008 law so that child migrants can be deported faster. Meanwhile, many conservatives do not want to provide the Obama administration with any new funding.
If all 234 House Republicans vote, leadership can only afford to lose 17 of their own members to pass the bill.
Signs of trouble emerged late Wednesday night when the House Rules Committee delayed reporting a rule for the border bill.
House GOP leaders eventually chose to include a separate vote preventing President Obama's Deferred Action for Child Arrivals (DACA) program from being expanded.
That program defers the deportations of certain undocumented people who came to the United States as children. The House would only vote on that measure if the funding bill is approved.
The House is still expected to adjourn later Thursday for the five-week August recess.
The Capitol Hill switchboard line was busy when Breitbart News called at 11:30 a.m., in response to Speaker John Boehners effort to pass a supplemental funding bill that has minor policy changesand includes a separate vote on language dealing with the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) that is substantially different from the original language from Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN)........."
Wonder if they use the technology that counts call attempts even though the user gets busy? Makes for a pretty simple “public poll.”
Bill is dead for now...
Thanks be to God.
Ensuring illegals have a smooth ride in no doubt.
I don’t trust Boehner, he still might try something sneaky before the summer break.
If the republican members of the house can shut boner down on bills like this, why can’t they kick him out of the speaker’s chair.
>> Meanwhile, many conservatives do not want to provide the Obama administration with any new funding.
Not the real reason.
House conservatives don’t want to pass ANY bill that will allow Reid to water it down and graft amnesty onto it in conference.
Boehner would love for that to happen, but it looks like it won’t.