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Tue Jan 27, 2015, 03:13 PM

House Border-Security Plan Postponed Amid Republican Discord

Source: Bloomberg

A U.S. House vote on border-security legislation is being postponed indefinitely as Speaker John Boehner and other Republican leaders try to quell opposition from some hard-line party members.

“We’re going to have to walk through all of this with our members,” Boehner of Ohio said during a news conference Tuesday. Though aides had blamed a decision to delay Wednesday’s scheduled vote on this week’s winter storm, Boehner confirmed the internal party discord over the bill.

Boehner also told party members during a closed-door meeting that House Republican leaders are preparing to sue President Barack Obama over his executive action on immigration, said a person in the room who sought anonymity to describe the private session. Obama in November eased deportation for millions of undocumented immigrants.

The delay on the border bill, H.R. 399, marks the second time this month that House Republican leaders have had to cancel a planned vote. Last week, they pulled back legislation that would ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy because of objections that an exception for rape victims was too narrow.

Read more: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2015-01-26/house-vote-on-u-s-border-security-plan-postponed-amid-storm.html



Newly elected Republican House admits 'stumbles' after second stalled vote

The Republican leadership has postponed a second vote on a high-profile piece of legislation, as it works to establish a clear message on key issues such as abortion and immigration leading up to the 2016 presidential election.

House leaders indefinitely postponed a vote on a border security bill, Secure Our Borders First Act (HR 399), which seeks to penalize the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) if it fails to stop all illegal border crossings in five years. The postponement came less than a week after leadership angered conservatives by delaying a vote on a controversial abortion bill at the last minute.
Republicans drop abortion vote after revolt by female House members
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Asked about such splits at a news conference on Tuesday, the House speaker, John Boehner, said: “There have been a couple stumbles.”

http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/jan/27/republicans-postpone-vote-secure-our-borders-first-act

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herding cats Jan 2015 OP
lark Jan 2015 #1
another_liberal Jan 2015 #2
villager Jan 2015 #3
Fred Sanders Jan 2015 #4
Iliyah Jan 2015 #6
Wellstone ruled Jan 2015 #5

Response to herding cats (Original post)

Tue Jan 27, 2015, 03:21 PM

1. House "stumbles" are our friends.

Keep on stumbling, house tealiban, and keep these gross and abusive laws off the books. Good show!!

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Tue Jan 27, 2015, 03:24 PM

2. Is it wrong for me to love hearing about "discord" happening to the Republicans?

 

If it is wrong, I don't want to be right!

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Response to another_liberal (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 27, 2015, 03:28 PM

3. It is right. Oh so right.

 

n/t

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Tue Jan 27, 2015, 03:34 PM

4. Stumbled over secret meetings with foreign leaders and just keeps on stumbling.

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Response to Fred Sanders (Reply #4)

Tue Jan 27, 2015, 04:25 PM

6. Stumbled over in your face paid for, Citizen United,

free for all insanity GOP conference wherein Koch's coach roaches have pledged 1 billion which does not include the GOP billionaire's club PLUS "dark money" from other countries.

With that, the GOPers at this point time are competing for who's the craziest coupled with who(s) the person/group that will eff up America even more all in the name of money, I mean GAWD.

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Tue Jan 27, 2015, 03:37 PM

5. Are we heading to a CR will all of this shit thrown in?

Smelling a Xmas Eve Clinton style CR coming.

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