Saturday, January 27, 2018

DO YOU THINK? A DACA Deal May Not Pass the House Because Republicans Say ‘That Would Anger Our Base’

Republicans are unlikely to pass a major immigration bill in the House for fear it would "anger our base," one top lawmaker said on Monday—as Congress voted to end the government shutdown that was triggered to force a vote on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
Representative Steve Scalise, Republican of Louisiana, dismissed Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's promise to bring a vote on the program, known as DACA, by February 8. Instead, Scalise told Politico, "March is really the timeline.... The House wasn't part of that deal."
House Majority Whip Rep. Steve Scalise R-LA
... The shutdown ended after McConnell agreed to bring a discussion on DACA to the Senate floor followed by a vote. But on Monday, Scalise—the House majority whip—said his chamber made no such arrangement.
"We're not going to pass a bill that has amnesty," he said. "There are things that would anger our base that I don’t see us passing in the House.” ...
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