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House GOP puts immigration war on ice for now, sets new deadline

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Washington, June 7, 2018 | Lauren Fox and Tal Kopan,CNN | comments

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.

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"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.



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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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