Breaking

House Republicans Still Divided on Immigration Bills After Donald Trump Meeting

Latest news

    President Donald Trump traveled to Capitol Hill on Tuesday to discuss immigration reform and other issues with House Republicans, saying he had a “great meeting.”

    But he did not demand members vote for Speaker Paul Ryan’s more moderate immigration bill over a more conservative bill offered by Rep. Bob Goodlatte.

    “In his remarks, he endorsed both House immigration bills,” Deputy Press Secretary Raj Shah said in a statement sent to Breitbart News. “He told the members, ‘I’m with you 100%.’” 

    Shah claimed that both bills would fund the wall, close legal loopholes, cancel the visa lottery, curb chain migration and solve both the border crisis and family separation. 

    Some supporters of the Ryan bill had hoped that Trump would fully endorse their bill and urge conservatives to support it, as the measure has a greater chance of passing with the support of moderate Republicans.

    But Trump did not signal a preferred bill, allowing every Republican to vote as they pleased.

    Some immigration hardliners are supporting the Goodlatte bill, which gives amnesty for tough immigration enforcement measures, $25 billion in funding to build the wall, ending chain migration and the visa lottery system. Others may refuse to vote for either measure giving amnesty to 1.8 million immigrants.

    The president met with House Republicans for about an hour before leaving Capitol Hill for an event at the Trump International Hotel in Washington, DC.

    View the original article: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/breitbart/~3/QShSQFMOXeQ/

    House leadership now faces a tough whipping process to get Republicans to the needed 218 votes to get the Ryan measure to pass. The vote is scheduled for Thursday.

    In the same category are

    Clapper: Firing Comey, Hiring Whitaker Could Be ‘Slow-Motion Saturday Night Massacre’ Thursday on CNN’s “The Situation Room,” former National Intelligence Director James Clapper, also a CNN contributor, said beginning with the firing of...
    Florida Official Overseeing Vote Count Destroyed Ballots, Accused of Not Removing Dead Voters from Rolls The Florida official put in charge of counting votes in Broward County — the most liberal county in the state — for the gubernatorial and Senate race ...
    Donald Trump Praises Law Enforcement Bravery After California Bar Shooting President Donald Trump praised California law enforcement after they responded to a mass shooting at country music bar night. Twelve people were shot ...
    Maxine Waters: Trump Is Trying to Stop Mueller Probe — ‘He Wants to Act Like a Dictator’ Wednesday on MSNBC’s “All In,” Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) said President Donald Trump removing Attorney General Jeff Sessions and appointing Matthew Wh...
    Ann Coulter: I’m Glad to See the Pro-Amnesty Republicans Go Ann Coulter joined Breitbart News and SiriusXM Patriot on Tuesday for special coverage of Election Night 2018. Breitbart News Editor in Chief Alex Mar...
    Watch: Jeff Sessions Exits DOJ to Round of Applause from Colleagues After announcing his resignation at the request of President Trump on Wednesday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions exited the United States Department of...

    Leave a comment

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

    This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.