Following a closed-door meeting described as passionate but not contentious, Republicans are poised to move forward on a two-step response to President Obama’s executive action, but they are still haggling over the details.
As early as this week, the GOP will move on a bill introduced by Rep. Ted Yoho (R-FL) to explicitly deny the authority to declare whole categories of people immune from prosecution under immigration law. Next week, they are likely to move forward on a spending bill that carves out immigration-related funding, only providing it a short extension.
But the length of that extension was the most vigorously discussed part of the closed-door session, with conservatives raising concerns about leadership’s proposal to extend funding until March, saying that would be too long.
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