Conservative Immigration Bill Fails in House, Vote Postponed on Moderate Bill

Washington Free Beacon | 6/21/2018 | Conor Beck
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BY: Conor Beck

House Republicans on Thursday afternoon postponed the vote on an immigration bill to next week after a more conservative bill failed by a smaller-than-expected margin.

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That bill got 193 votes and gave immigration hardliners more leverage to change the House leadership's bill, NPR reported.

"We just had a bill that got 193 though, though, without really any help, in my opinion, any real significant help," said Rep. Scott Perry (R., Penn.).

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"The attorney general didn't come while it's been sitting here for six months. The homeland security secretary didn't come while it's been sitting here for six months. And it got 193 votes. That seems like a pretty good starting point," he said.

President Donald Trump told Republicans he supported both House Republican immigration bills.

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But while some moderate members opposed the more conservative bill, the "consensus" bill left some members unsure what was being...
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