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Report: Republicans Eye Immigration Response This Week

The House Republican leadership is reportedly reserving time on the floor this week to respond to President Obama's executive order on immigration.

The House returns from Thanksgiving break today. It is rumored that a closed meeting between Republican leadership will occur tomorrow morning.

An aide close to Speaker John Boehner reports that if the Republicans reach consensus tomorrow, there could be a bill as early as Thursday. Their options include a government funding bill to target Obama's immigration enforcement funding or a standalone bill to target the executive action itself.

As of now, the Republicans seem unified on passing the government funding bill. The majority does not want to shut down the government. The leadership has been surveying House members to determine how it should respond.

Government funding ends Dec. 11, leaving Congress with 10 days to avoid a shutdown. 

Source: Politico / Photo Credit: Flickr


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