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House Rejects Immigration Bill After GOP Fails to Reach Agreement

  • DACA recipients remain in limbo, border wall left unfunded
  • House may now pivot to narrow measure on family separations
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House Rejects Republican Immigration Bill
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House Republicans fell far short on their second attempt to pass a GOP-only immigration bill, notching one more failure on President Donald Trump’s signature issue just months before they try to defend their majority in midterm elections.

The attempt to come up with legislation that would appeal to moderate and conservative Republicans failed, 121 to 301. The defeat of the bill, which even its backers anticipated, capped more than a month of intense GOP negotiations that played out amid public backlash the Trump administration for separating immigrant families at the border.