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Emboldened by what they believe was a victory in the three-day government shutdown, House conservatives are raising the pressure on Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) to bring a tough border enforcement bill to the floor.

House Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) has been urging President Trump and the White House to more forcefully advocate for the legislation, crafted by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) and House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul (R-Texas), which is much more conservative than a bipartisan Senate plan to shield recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program from deportation.

Leaders of another conservative group, the Republican Study Committee (RSC), called Tuesday for Ryan’s leadership team to bring the bill to the floor, scoffing at bipartisan “backroom” negotiations happening in the Senate and among Hill leaders.

Emboldened conservatives press Ryan to bring hard-right immigration bill to floor

Emboldened by what they believe was a victory in the three-day government shutdown, House conservatives are raising the pressure on Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) to bring a tough border enforcement bill to the floor.


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