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Immigration Bill Rejected in House as GOP Fails to Reach Accord

June 27, 2018, 6:44 PM

House Republicans fell far short on their second attempt to pass a GOP-only immigration bill, notching one more failure on President Donald Trump’s signature issue just months before they try to defend their majority in midterm elections.

The attempt to come up with legislation that would appeal to moderate and conservative Republicans failed, 121 to 301. The defeat of the legislation, which even its backers anticipated, capped more than a month of intense GOP negotiations that played out amid public backlash against immigrant families being separated at the border because of Trump administration policy.

The failure vividly illustrates House Speaker...

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