House Republicans changing border bill with Cruz-backed measure to appease conservatives
July 30th, 2014
09:59 PM ET
5 months ago

House Republicans changing border bill with Cruz-backed measure to appease conservatives

Still struggling to secure the votes to pass their border funding bill, House GOP leaders are discussing a way to add a provision that would bar the President from allowing any more deferments for children of undocumented workers in the U.S. now, according to a senior House GOP aide.

The change to the 2012 Obama administration policy known as "DACA" has been pushed by conservative Sen. Ted Cruz, and a group of House Republicans has also pressed House leaders to add it to their $659 million border measure.

Leaders are working out the mechanics for how the change would be added, but they are expected to allow a separate vote on the provision and then send the language to the Senate.

The White House already issued a veto threat on the House border bill, and Senate Democrats are not expected to take it up. But many rank-and-file Republican worry about going home for the five-week recess without passing something to address the border crisis.


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  1. They ought to change from the elephant to the hippo...

    Whack jobs on parade....

    July 30, 2014 10:08 pm at 10:08 pm |
  2. They ought to change from the elephant to the hippo...

    Brought to you by the $24 Billion dollar shut down man....

    July 30, 2014 10:09 pm at 10:09 pm |
  3. Name

    Aaahh, here comes the repubs with the torches and the pitch forks shouting obama wants amnesty for illegal children, then they comes out on the next side and a repoter asked, so repub what your going to do in congress on changing the bush era processing laws for illegal immigrants, am am am

    July 30, 2014 11:16 pm at 11:16 pm |
  4. Former republican, now an independent

    Another election year effort to quickly pass something to look like the House has actually done something. These guys are the most dysfunctional group of politicians ever assembled in any country. They should be ashamed to accept their paycheck each month. Oh, excuse me for thinking they had enough moral fiber to know what the word shame means.

    July 30, 2014 11:59 pm at 11:59 pm |
  5. Thomas

    Dose anybody remember when Ted Cruz read us Green Eggs and Ham , while his two little girls watched there daddy on CSPAN from there home in Houston . Then Ted shut down the government and blamed it on the President . And when he was asked if he profited financially , directly or indirectly in any way in regards to the shutdown , he didn't answer .

    I believe he has family in the financial market ?

    July 31, 2014 12:45 am at 12:45 am |
  6. John in Brooklyn

    Does the GOP ever run out of xenophobia or racism? Apparently not.

    July 31, 2014 02:07 am at 2:07 am |
  7. ProudDem

    I don't consider many people actually evil....but this guy, who so clearly puts his own political profile above anything and everything....he's coming close

    July 31, 2014 02:11 am at 2:11 am |
  8. Name JK. SFL. THE GOP HOWDEE GOWDEE SHOW with special guest ISSA the CLOWN

    The GOP INCOMPETENT FAILURES won't pass anything to help this CHILDERN cries before their month long vacation from doing NOTHING. The GOPs FAILURES for the last SIX YEARS will come back to haunt them in November

    July 31, 2014 02:35 am at 2:35 am |
  9. Name JK. SFL. THE GOP HOWDEE GOWDEE SHOW with special guest ISSA the CLOWN

    Why would the goverment let the Texas HICK and ILLEGAL immagrant Ted Cruz make any policy on imagration . The GOP CLOWN should be deported along with his FAKE PASTOR and SWENDLER father!!!!

    July 31, 2014 02:58 am at 2:58 am |
  10. Name JK. SFL. THE GOP HOWDEE GOWDEE SHOW with special guest ISSA the CLOWN

    The GOP , the most INCOMPETENT political party in the country, no better then the brown shirts of the 1930s with the DUMBEST and most extreme supporters and misfits in the whole USA , TIME tO KICK them to the CURB in November !!!!

    July 31, 2014 03:10 am at 3:10 am |
  11. Hillary Inathong

    Why are Liberals/Dems supporting Obama's blatant aiding and abetting of criminal immigrants? Didn't these criminal immigrants illegally cross the border, breaking US immigration law?

    July 31, 2014 04:33 am at 4:33 am |
  12. rick

    As everyone expected. Do nothing. Go on vacation.. Come back.. Still do nothing.. Like welfare for the rich.. Oh.. Yea.. That describes this congress and house too dont it..???

    July 31, 2014 05:39 am at 5:39 am |
  13. NATHAN WIMBERLY

    Translation: There will be no border bill while Guns Over People teatards cut and run home,and blame Harry Reid.

    July 31, 2014 06:47 am at 6:47 am |
  14. Gurgyl

    -this Canadian trash is a huge venomous animal, why not these republicans pass Funding for Border Fencing? Very pathetic. These idiots only aim is give hard time to president ignoring the fact he is elected TWICE to this democracy. Remove all this congress trash in next election if you have SHAME.

    July 31, 2014 07:42 am at 7:42 am |
  15. old age voter

    You want to stop this invasion and deport the illegals in this country while creating jobs?

    Pass a bill authorizing payment of $100. a head to capture illegals and deliver them to deportation facilities. Create new bounty hunter jobs for US citizen. You must have real US birth certificate, driver license and right to carry permit to apply.

    July 31, 2014 07:44 am at 7:44 am |
  16. Hector Slagg

    As of now, it would appear, that all these illegals are not going to be sent back and will be thrust on the U.S. Taxpayer. The Problems all these illegals are going to have the rest of their lives if they are allowed to stay will be as bad as they were in their own country. The American people are not going to grant citizenship to this bunch along with the 11 million or so that are already here.

    July 31, 2014 07:47 am at 7:47 am |
  17. vic

    "one rotten apple spoils the whole barrel"

    GOP will hit the bottom 2016

    July 31, 2014 08:11 am at 8:11 am |
  18. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA - Take Back the House

    There goes Rafael interfering with House matters once again. They won't pass anything before the recess. $659 million compared $3 billion goes to show you how serious republicans are about addressing the problem.

    July 31, 2014 08:13 am at 8:13 am |
  19. txan

    Ted Cruz - "I'm in from Cuba via Canada. Now close the door." What a jerk.

    July 31, 2014 08:14 am at 8:14 am |
  20. Rudy NYC

    Anytime Sen. Cruz puts his hand into the pot, you can be sure that the soup will be overly seasoned.

    July 31, 2014 08:23 am at 8:23 am |
  21. mucklucky

    They should be worried. If they cannot reign in an unbridled President, he will decree the borders open as soon as they leave town.

    July 31, 2014 08:33 am at 8:33 am |
  22. Ivan Terragon

    They are still listening to Cruz? Thought they knew better. Maybe they will back date it and kick him out of the country.

    July 31, 2014 08:33 am at 8:33 am |
  23. Luc

    Obama still has to sign it good luck with that. Are the GOP that stupid to think that Obama will sign anything after what they have done to him since being POTUS. GOP have a short memory but Obama I don't think so. One term Potus, will not work with him, repealing ACA, hello anybody home for the GOP doubt it. What makes it worst is that Americans are listening to a Canadian born politician who couldn't care a less about them.

    July 31, 2014 08:34 am at 8:34 am |
  24. small sonkarlay

    The same guy that shut down the government is now leading republicans to another important problem that they blame the president for again, they can give 287 billions tax cuts but the border is not important to them at all

    July 31, 2014 08:35 am at 8:35 am |
  25. PM Ohio

    Are there any "rank and file" Republicans left? The House is so screwed up, they are suing the President because they cannot do thier jobs and are mad because when they said, "It's my ball and I'm not playing". The President said, "I have my own ball" and did what was right for the country. GW Bush used Executive Orders more than Obama. Just do your job, House of Representatives....

    July 31, 2014 08:40 am at 8:40 am |
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