House Republicans Cancel Vote on Immigration Bill

WASHINGTON — On the last day before summer recess, dysfunction reigned in Congress.

House Republicans canceled a vote on their $659 million emergency response to the border influx from Central America overwhelming immigration resources, unable to agree among themselves about what to do.

Meanwhile, the fate of a separate $2.7 billion Senate measure remained uncertain, with increased doubts that the Democratic majority will push for a final vote after the failure of the House to act.

Now politicians go home for five weeks to campaign for the November congressional elections without sending President Barack Obama legislation to address what both parties agree is a humanitarian crisis at the southern border.

5 comments

  • Dan

    It’s pretty much the same distance to Iowa, NY etc. than it is to the southern border of Mexico. Point the buses, planes south instead of north till they figure this out. Close that border.
    I’ll say this, how can anyone feel comfortable voting for Obama, Romney, Pelosi, Reid, Boehner, McConnell…….. No wonder nobody wants to vote anymore. Here’s a thought, if they are a lawyer, don’t vote for them next round.

  • Dan

    How bout a bill to close that border. Then a bill to pay for more judges so they can get there little trial and sent back next week. Then a bill to hire more border patrol or fire them all and replace them with the military. Etc. Quit piling it all into one bill nobody will agree on.

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