The bill passed 236-191. Before the final vote, amendments meant to roll back protections for undocumented immigrants were approved.
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The proposed bill does not include language limiting Obama’s executive actions on immigration, but Republicans have said that those provisions will be added via amendments.
“Members of Congress support funding the Department [of Homeland Security], but what we cannot allow the president to go around the Congress,” Boehner said Thursday.
The briefing will likely include the newly announced policy change with Cuba, attacks on Sony, executive actions on immigration, tensions with Russia, and the upcoming change in leadership in Congress.
The measure passed 219-197, with 3 votes present
The proposed bill would fund the DHS through early 2015, at which time Republicans will be in a better position to restrict spending on immigration reform.
The lawsuit says that Obama took action to unilaterally change the law and that “unilateral suspension of the Nation’s immigration laws is unlawful.”
“The President used these actions as a first step toward reform of this system and continues to count on Congress for the more comprehensive reform,” Johnson said.