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A $659 million package to deal with an influx of migrant children also would allow the Border Patrol to build on federal lands.
7 hrs ago | Daily Texan
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
House Republicans want to use their final week in Washington before the August recess to send a signal that they are ready to govern.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Updated: Wed Jul 30, 2014 07:43 pm
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