House Speaker John Boehner
House Republican leaders struggled to round up votes from recalcitrant conservatives for a bill dealing with the immigrant surge at the U.S.-Mexico border and head home for a five-week summer break boasting of acting to address the crisis.
House Republicans, scrambling to win conservative support for a bill addressing the immigration crisis on the border, have scheduled a companion vote on legislation to block President Barack Obama from extending deportation relief to any more immigrants here illegally.
West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is suing President Barack Obama’s administration over allegations of hand-picking which laws to follow.
A bill to deal with the immigration surge at the border appears headed for procedural defeat in the Senate as lawmakers trade blame over their inaction on the crisis.
House Speaker John Boehner says that President Barack Obama has been AWOL during the border crisis.
Rules Committee vote was 7-4, with all Republicans in favor and all Democrats opposed.
At an impasse on immigration, House Republicans and Senate Democrats advanced competing proposals Wednesday for dealing with tens of thousands of young migrants showing up at the southern border.
Prospects for action on the nation’s border crisis faded Thursday as lawmakers traded accusations rather than solutions, raising chances that Congress will head out for its summer recess without doing anything about the tens of thousands of migrant children streaming into South Texas.
Congressional Republican leaders on Thursday blasted President Barack Obama’s emergency spending request for the border crisis, saying Obama caused the problem and now wants Congress to sign off on more of the same.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., expressed support for President Obama’s use of executive action on immigration legislation, saying that the real “failure of leadership” is with House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio., for being “spooked” into a corner by Tea Party conservatives.