House GOP puts immigration war on ice for now, sets new deadline
House Republicans had a two-hour closed-door meeting Thursday morning that appears to buy more time before an immigration civil war erupts -- at least until next week.
"The discharge petition gives us a timeline, which means we've got until next Tuesday, to get an agreement on paper that we know we've got whipped and have enough votes for," said California Republican Rep. Jeff Denham.
At his weekly news conference, House Speaker Paul Ryan said he knows the Denham-led procedural petition is only three signatures away from succeeding in forcing a vote that is out of his hands, but the conference is still committed to trying to settle its differences.
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