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Politics Ryan: White House backs Hill GOP plan to hold immigration votes

20:01  13 june  2018
20:01  13 june  2018 Source:   nbcnews.com

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Image: Paul Ryan © Provided by NBCU News Group, a division of NBCUniversal Media LLC Image: Paul Ryan"We have been working hand in glove with the administration on this," Ryan said of the Hill GOP's latest immigration vote moves.

WASHINGTON — The White House is on board with the Hill GOP's decision to vote on a pair of immigration bills next week, Speaker Paul Ryan said Wednesday.

"I said before, the last thing I want to do is bring a bill out of here that I know the president won't support," Ryan, R-Wis., said at a weekly leadership press conference. "Well, we have been working hand in glove with the administration on this to make sure we are bringing a bill that represents the president's four pillars so that we can come together."

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House Republican leadership indicated on Wednesday they had White House support on their plan to put two immigration bills forward, but it was unclear if In a deal struck with centrists and conservative members of the conference, House Speaker Paul Ryan said he would hold votes next week on

The House measures include both a conservative bill and compromise legislation whose details are still being ironed out. That legislation will include provisions protecting the status of people who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children, several lawmakers said Wednesday.

"It will protect all Dreamers — those that signed up for DACA, those that did not but were eligible, as well as those that have been aged in," Rep. Jeff Denham, R-Calif., told reporters after House Republicans met behind closed doors at the Capitol Hill Club.

Denham is a member of the group of moderate Republicans who spearheaded a discharge petition that sought to force floor votes on immigration measures. Late Tuesday, moderates reached a deal with conservatives to allow two votes on the House floor next week — one on a compromise immigration bill and one on a conservative bill sponsored by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va.

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The White House later walked back the comments, formally endorsing the measure and saying Trump had The campaign-season tumult erupted as GOP leaders put finishing touches on a pair of The comment prompted widespread confusion on the Hill and jeopardized Republicans’ plans for votes

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Text of the compromise bill has not yet been written and only a general outline has been floated.

Ryan said Wednesday that members have agreed to the process that would lead to votes on the two bills next week, but that many of them would "reserve judgment" on the compromise bill until the final text emerged.

Moderates said that legislation would provide "certainty for every Dreamer that's out there," said Rep. Carlos Curbelo, R-Calif., another discharge petition sponsor, after the meeting Wednesday.

While Curbelo and Denham said that the compromise bill would reflect President Trump's four pillars on immigration — border security, addressing DACA, the diversity visa lottery and family-based migration — both declined to offer additional details beyond the general idea that it would address 1.8 million Dreamers.

"Our goal has been to have a permanent fix for Dreamers given the certainty that they need, address the 1.8 million Dreamers that are out there today and then also give them a pathway forward so they're not only here, protecting them, but allowing them to work and go to school and signing up for military as well," said Denham.

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White House senior adviser Stephen Miller told House conservatives in the Republican Study Committee at a Wednesday meeting that the Trump White House expects to support both immigration bills coming to the House floor next week.

House Speaker Paul Ryan has criticized an effort from centrists to force an immigration bill and Court decisions have held up his action. It is not clear if even the majority House Republicans can Ryan did not say whether he got any assurances that House Republicans would stop signing the

Both lawmakers said they are not abandoning the discharge petition, which requires 218 signatures in order to trigger floor votes on a wider range of immigration proposals. On Tuesday night, the moderates fell two signatures short of the threshold, which prevents them from holding a vote this month. If the compromise plan fails next week, moderates could still return to the petition and potentially hold votes next month.

"It's important for people to remain committed to it, because it's there if we need it. And we may need it," said Curbelo.

Rep. Chris Collins, R-N.Y., an ardent Trump supporter who had signed the discharge petition out of frustration about a lack of action on immigration, said that the plan is to include "85 percent" of Republican priorities, including the DACA piece, in the compromise bill in order for the conference to coalesce around it.

In July, the House will address the agriculture piece such as the dairy workers who Collins said are undocumented in his district, an e-Verify program and H-2C year-long visas.

"That will be a separate issue voted on in July," said Collins, who said that the compromise reached Tuesday is a "mission accomplished" for those who had signed the petition.

House GOP in eleventh-hour attempt for immigration accord .
House Republicans are trying to bridge their party's internal struggle over immigration at a closed-door meeting. But there's no indication that either side is compromising or even where middle ground might be. If leaders fail to find a solution, that would give momentum to moderates seeking to stage election-year votes in just three weeks on the issue, a showdown that leaders want to head off.Both conservative and moderate lawmakers, the two factions at odds over the issue, said they didn't know what to expect as they entered the session."I don't know. That's why I'm on time here, for once," joked Rep.

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