House Republicans may not have the votes to pass border security bill

House Republicans May Not Have The Votes To Pass Border Security Bill - Xkduz3A2Ivpyczbplbun6Icgma
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Several House Republicans will vote against a border security package if it includes legislation the Judiciary Committee is set to take up Wednesday, effectively killing the bill unless it gets significantly reworked.

As many as a dozen Republicans would vote against the bill in its current form if it makes it to the House floor, according to five people familiar with the dynamics. Roughly 10 other people familiar with the negotiations told The Washington Post that the number of “no” votes remains fluid as lawmakers continue to seek consensus. Many spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss ongoing internal negotiations.

The threat to scuttle the legislation is an escalation in a months-long debate among House Republicans over how to fulfill a campaign pledge to address border security. But with only four votes to spare, the margin for finding a solution all factions of the Republican conference can agree on is vanishingly slim.

The dispute remains

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