Thursday, June 21, 2018

House Republicans Fail To Pass Their Own Immigration Bill


Lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives failed today to pass their more extreme immigration bill by a vote of 193-231.

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan says he will not bring a more narrowly tailored bill to the floor for a vote.

But with Donald Trump's recent executive order addressing family separations at the border possibly being challenged in courts, Ryan may have to rethink that position.

It's still possible that a solution might be found in the Senate where Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has signaled he would consider emergency legislation on the issue.

All 49 Democratic Senators have signed on in support of a bill they've crafted that would legally put an end to the family separations but it's doubtful McConnell would embrace the legislation.

Here's the report from CBSN below.

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