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1 hr ago | US News & World Report

GOP Border Crisis Bill Would Erase Environmental Protections

A $659 million package to deal with an influx of migrant children also would allow the Border Patrol to build on federal lands.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Mission, TX, Rob Bishop

7 hrs ago | Daily Texan

Congress inaction worsens border crisis

The clock is ticking for United States congress members, who have less than 42 hours to curb the surge in unaccompanied Central American minors entering the U.S. illegally or risk de facto surrender to a host of potential executive orders.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, John Boehner, Republican, US House of Representatives

7 hrs ago | ThinkProgress

These Three Central American Kids Who Fled Violence Are Asking Congress To Help Others Like Them

Dulce Medina, Mayeli Hernandez, and Saul Martinez all now live in New York, but just months ago, they were on a treacherous 1,500-mile northbound journey to cross the U.S.-Mexico border, running from violence, poverty, and death.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, US News, US Politics, Nancy Pelosi, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Republican, Louie Gohmert

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Breitbart.com

Cruz: Boehner's Immigration Plan Will Not Solve Border Crisis

Sen. Ted Cruz said Tuesday afternoon that the plan revealed by Speaker John Boehner's border crisis working group will not solve the crisis because it doesn't stop President Barack Obama's planned executive amnesty for illegal aliens.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Senator Ted Cruz, US Senate, Barack Obama, Illegal Immigration, Marsha Blackburn

Free Republic

Kiss of Death? Harry Reid Plans to Add Gang of Eight to...

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announced his plan to add the 'Gang of Eight' comprehensive immigration legislation to any border crisis package that House Republicans might pass, a revelation so likely to diminish conservative support for the bill that it suggests he's trying to spike the House package.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US Politics, US News, Harry Reid, US Senate, Democrat, Republican, US House of Representatives

Politico

House GOP cuts border funding bill

House Republicans will unveil a significantly pared-back emergency funding package of $659 million for the border crisis and are angling for a Thursday vote before Congress flees Washington for the August recess.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, Republican, US House of Representatives, Texas, John Boehner, Steve King

Free Republic

Immigration Hawks Prepare for Showdown on House Border Bill

The latest critique circulating among opponents of the package is that Rebecca Tallent, a former staffer to Senator John McCain who currently works for House Speaker John Boehner , has played a significant role in drafting the Granger proposal.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, John McCain, Republican, John Boehner, US House of Representatives

Mon Jul 28, 2014

InsiderOnline

Policy Studies

The Department of Labor's proposed rule, "Establishing a Minimum Wage for Contractors," is intended to increase efficiency and cost savings in work performed by federal contractors by raising the hourly minimum wage that contractors pay their workers.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Transgender, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives

Daily Kos

House GOP leadership dangles bribe to entice hardliners to support bill deporting refugee children

Two refugee girls sleep in a holding cell, as the children are separated by age group and gender, as hundreds of mostly Central American immigrant children are processed and held at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Family, Kids, Barack Obama

The Heritage Foundation

Immigration Working Group Recommendations Fall Short

Representative Kay Granger recently released the Border Crisis Working Group's recommendation on what should be done to deal with the influx of unaccompanied alien children crossing the southwest border.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Prison, Immigration Reform, United States Department of Agriculture, Illegal Immigration

Sun Jul 27, 2014

National Journal

House GOP Leaders Prepare to Swap Titles - and Office Space

With no fanfare-well, maybe a little fanfare-House Republicans by the end of this week will officially have a brand new majority leader, a new majority whip, and just 12 scheduled legislative days remaining before it's time to pick yet another new slate of leaders.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Representative Kevin McCarthy, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Steve Scalise, Patrick McHenry

El Paso Times

The Texas Tribune: Cuellar says "Failure is Not an Option" on Border Crisis

The U.S. government must take decisive steps to address the humanitarian crisis on Texas' southern border or risk sending a message to smugglers that it isn't taking the crisis seriously, says a Texas congressman who recently filed legislation addressing the issue.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Joaquin Castro, Henry Cuellar, Representative Beto O'Rourke, Representative Filemon Vela, Representative Pete Gallego, Democrat

The Hill

GOP wants to show it can govern

House Republicans want to use their final week in Washington before the August recess to send a signal that they are ready to govern.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Tom Cole, Tom Latham, Representative Adam Kinzinger, Representative Jeff Denham

WNYC-AM New York

Time Running Short For Congress To Agree On Border Bill

Congress is set to disband later this week for a summer break stretching past Labor Day.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Steve King, Pete Sessions, Illegal Immigration

Sat Jul 26, 2014

Lucianne.com

Next 25 Articles

House Republican leaders decided to move forward with a vote next week on measure to address the border crisis, including a measure strongly opposed by Democrats that would repeal a 2008 law that delays immigration hearings for children from Central America.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Prison, Barack Obama, George Fox University

Washington Times

KING: a oeMan-caused disastera on the southern border

The clarion call has sounded from President Obama and the pundits residing in Washington D.C. that Congress should "do something" about the massive influx of illegal immigrants over our southern border.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, Illegal Immigration, US Politics, Barack Obama, Republican, US House of Representatives, Bob Goodlatte

Concord Monitor

Obama urging Central American leaders for help

House Rules Committee Chairman, Rep. Pete Sessions, R-Texas, speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, July 25, 2014, as he emerges from a closed-door session with fellow Republicans.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Louie Gohmert, Republican, US House of Representatives, Pete Sessions, Prison

The Hill

Senate border bill doomed?

Momentum for passing a border crisis bill is building in the House but the legislative effort in the Senate is headed for failure due to Democratic defections and staunch GOP opposition.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Senator Ted Cruz, US Senate, Mary Landrieu, Democrat, Representative Steve Scalise

Times Herald-Record

Immigrant teens' arrival in region a surprise to officials

Local, state and federal officials seemed surprised to learn that refugee teenagers from Central America had already arrived in the region and that more were expected soon, even though relocation efforts have been going on all year.

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Related Topix: Family, Teenagers, Poughkeepsie, NY, West Park, NY, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Andrew Cuomo, US Governors

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Breitbart.com

McConnell Submits Bill to Keep Harry Reid from Exploiting Israel's Iron Dome in Border Crisis Package

With the immigration issue raging on Capitol Hill, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell made a little-noticed move that could help Republicans stop Democratic Leader Harry Reid from jamming the GOP on immigration with the politics of the Israel-Hamas conflict.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US Senate, Republican, Mitch McConnell, Strategic Defense Initiative, Barack Obama, Democrat, US House of Representatives

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