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No clear winner among four immigration bills

by Evan Wilt
Posted 2/15/18, 11:39 am

WASHINGTON—After two-days of inaction, the Senate plans to vote on multiple immigration proposals Thursday, but it’s not clear whether any has enough support to pass. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., announced late Wednesday that lawmakers would consider at least four immigration amendments Thursday. Earlier this week, McConnell expressed support for a bill from Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, which mirrors what the White House previously requested.

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Congress opens investigation into Rob Porter

by Evan Wilt
Posted 2/14/18, 12:08 pm

WASHINGTON— The House Oversight Committee opened an investigation into Rob Porter’s tenure as White House staff secretary, Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., announced on Wednesday. Gowdy, the committee chairman, told CNN the panel opened the inquiry into Porter’s employment at the White House Tuesday evening after seeing competing stories of his dismissal. “We are directing inquiries to people that we think have access to information we don’t have,” Gowdy said.

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Immigration debate stalls on Capitol Hill

by Evan Wilt
Posted 2/14/18, 11:50 am

WASHINGTON—The Senate enters Day Three of its open debate on immigration Wednesday but has yet to vote on a proposal. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., requested unanimous consent Tuesday to start voting on legislation, but Democrats plan to use the maximum 30 hours allowed for delaying a bill before a vote. Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said McConnell’s request would first call up a bill from Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., on sanctuary cities instead of addressing the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

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