John Boehner (Reuters/Jonathan Ernst)

"Sanity is prevailing": House will vote on clean DHS funding bill without immigration restrictions

Vote could come as early as today


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Erica WernerDavid Espo
March 3, 2015 7:44PM (UTC)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans say the House will vote as early as Tuesday on a bill to fully fund the Homeland Security Department through the end of the budget year, without immigration restrictions.

Facing dwindling options, Speaker John Boehner outlined the situation for rank-and-file GOP members during a closed-door caucus meeting Tuesday morning.

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Lawmakers and congressional aides said the House plans to vote on the bill despite opposition from conservatives who demanded that the measure roll back President Barack Obama's unilateral changes on immigration.

Boehner told the caucus that he was outraged by the president's actions, but this was the right decision "for this team and the right one for this country."

Aides and other lawmakers described his comments.

Republican Rep. Peter King of New York said "sanity is prevailing."


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