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Vote on immigration bill delayed again

by Leigh Jones
Posted 6/22/18, 02:03 pm

Republicans again delayed a vote on a compromise immigration bill initially slated for a vote Thursday. GOP leaders pushed the vote back to Friday and then postponed it until next week. The measure would create a path to citizenship for “Dreamers,” immigrants brought to the country as children, and allocate money for the border wall President Donald Trump promised during his 2016 campaign. The president met with lawmakers Tuesday and vowed to support the legislation, but on Friday he seemed to change course.

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House approves farm bill with food aid work requirement

by Leigh Jones
Posted 6/22/18, 11:33 am

The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday narrowly passed a new farm bill that includes work requirements for Americans who get food assistance. Conservative Republicans killed an earlier version of the bill last month after failing to get concessions on spending and on separate immigration measures. The latest version of the bill passed by the narrowest of margins: 213-211.

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First lady Melania Trump visited a facility for immigrant children in Texas on Thursday as lawmakers torpedoed one bill and delayed another that would have provided a long-term fix for the nation’s border crisis.

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