House GOP Leaders Pull Border Bill

“House GOP leaders have postponed a vote on the border supplemental — a sign they don’t yet have the votes to pass it,” Roll Call reports.

“The $659 million bill intended to deal with the crisis of child migrants coming across the border would have been followed by a vote on separate legislation prohibiting President Barack Obama from granting deportation relief and work permits to any more illegal immigrants.”

The Hill: “The decision is another defeat for House GOP leaders, who have repeatedly failed to bring their members in line on tough votes.”

Washington Post: “The pulling of the bill marked an embarrassing failure in the first real test of the new leadership team that takes office Thursday following Virginia Rep. Eric Cantor’s resignation as majority leader.”

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