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not Over Yet? Border crisis bill in limbo after chaotic day in House

There are 51 comments on the Fox News story from Jul 31, 2014, titled not Over Yet? Border crisis bill in limbo after chaotic day in House. In it, Fox News reports that:

House Republican leaders are trying anew to round up an elusive majority for a bill addressing the border crisis, after a chaotic day where they initially abandoned the legislation and began sending lawmakers home for the summer recess -- only to reverse course moments later.

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Cat74

Des Plaines, IL

#1 Jul 31, 2014
There won't be an Immigration bill, because the Democrats won't close the border, and the Republicans won't sign onto anything that excludes closing the border. They may as well go home.
brad

Bolton, CT

#2 Aug 1, 2014
The House and Senate should go to Marthas Vineyard for the entire month of August too,and make it a work vacation.

How is it when the Government shut down for a week the media went into a frenzy,and,when all 3 branches close down for a month,,,,crickets?
fatbacks x

Portland, OR

#3 Aug 1, 2014
They won't go home and face their employers. They'll be heading for some taxpayer financed, out of country high end resort.
Cat74

Carpentersville, IL

#4 Aug 1, 2014
My Congressman is available for appointments, and town meetings. Guess it is only Democrats that are hiding.

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#5 Aug 1, 2014
Cat74 wrote:
There won't be an Immigration bill, because.
Because the Boner - the leader of the House - decided to not do anything about the Immigration bill.

You see, Au Dumbo, if you had only passed Americans civics class in seventh grade, you'd know that.

And Boner didn't want to risk an Immigration bill because he can't control his own party.

Tom DeLay was certainly a bully and of course a felon, but at least he could get a bill passed.

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#6 Aug 1, 2014
Cat74 wrote:
My Congressman is available for appointments, and town meetings. Guess it is only Democrats that are hiding.
Gosh: it was the Republicans who fought for two years to do nothing.

"By Eric Pianin and
Rob Garver,
The Fiscal Times
July 31, 2014

The grand-daddy of all “Do Nothing” Congresses will be departing soon for an undeserved five week summer vacation – leaving behind a pile of unfinished business and a serious humanitarian crisis festering along the U.S.-Mexico border.

While lawmakers likely will be able to claim a modicum of success on a few issues, the House prepared to close up shop Thursday afternoon after Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) was forced to pull from the floor two GOP measures to help house, process and deport tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors from Central America who crossed the border illegally in recent months.

Related: Get Ready for the ‘Do-Next-to-Nothing’ Congress

The ultimate fate of those measures may not be known until much later today or early Friday, after Boehner and his GOP conference hold a final emergency meeting before departing for vacation. Regardless of whether the Speaker can salvage these bill, the past few days have once again highlighted the utter dysfunction of Congress."
The 113th Congress broke all records last year for being the biggest do-nothing legislative body in modern times, but some experts are predicting that the Senate and House will manage to top that record before the year is out because of the near-collapse of the legislative process.

Efforts earlier this year to pass big-ticket measures such as overhauling the tax code, raising the minimum wage, and extending long-term unemployment insurance went nowhere or fizzled out. And hopes for a spurt of important legislation before the long summer recess proved to be a massive disappointment.

There has been a last minute flurry of legislative action on the floor of the House and Senate as lawmakers and their leaders tried to gloss over their record of missed opportunities and legislative malfeasance.

Last night, Congress completed work on measures to avert a nationwide shutdown of federal highway and mass transit construction and to fund important reforms of the Department of Veterans Affairs health care system to sharply reduce long waiting lists that have contributed to dozens of death.

The Senate bowed to the demands of the House to go along with its version of a $10.8 billion measure to replenish the federal Highway Trust Fund from the general Treasury, which will be enough to keep the fund afloat through next May, according to the Wall Street Journal. Many Senate Democrats and Republicans had favored a shorter-term extension that would have forced Congress to adopt multi-year, comprehensive transportation legislation before the end of the year. But with time running out on the trust fund, the Senate voted for the House-passed bill.

The Senate also voted 91 to 3 to join the House in passing a $16.3 billion bill that will pay for private doctors and health facilities to care for veterans who have trouble getting into VA facilities, the AP reported. The legislation—prompted by a scandal in which dozens of veterans died while waiting to see doctors – will also finance the hiring of more VA doctors, nurses and other medical staff.

The rest of what the two chambers do before departing will be little more than fantasy legislating and face saving, so that lawmakers will be able tell their constituents with a semi-straight face that they passed some needed bills – even while they have virtually no chance of being signed into law.

Boehner began Thursday by publicly attacking President Obama for taking action to address illegal immigration without the support of Congress. An upcoming vote, he promised, would pass legislation that “helps secure our border and speeds the return of unaccompanied children back to their home countries.”

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#7 Aug 1, 2014
HAHAHAHAAHAHAH!

Boner wants the sue for taking executive actions and now that Congress as agree to do nothing for another six weeks complains that Obama is responsible because he could take executive actions to fix it...
the Light

El Paso, TX

#9 Aug 1, 2014
Because of the dam Democrats American citizens are exposed to so many diseases. Bp here and Santa Teresa were exposed several times to TB. Now we have to worry about EBOLA coming from Obama's birthplace. Gawd you Dems are evil.

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#10 Aug 1, 2014
the Light wrote:
Now we have to worry about EBOLA coming from Obama's birthplace.
It must be in the pineapples, Bigot.
anonymous

Hayward, CA

#11 Aug 1, 2014
Both bills passed the house. Adios illegals and good riddance.

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#12 Aug 1, 2014
Just in time for the Sen ate to vote...

oh...

right...

The Senate left already.

I guess Congress will have to wait five weeks to see them shot down.
Just a thought

Beloit, WI

#13 Aug 1, 2014
What would an illiterate like you know.If they didn't offer free liquor,you would even cast a vote.
barefoot2626 wrote:
Just in time for the Sen ate to vote...
oh...
right...
The Senate left already.
I guess Congress will have to wait five weeks to see them shot down.

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#14 Aug 1, 2014
Just a thought wrote:
What would an illiterate like you know.
More than you, obviously.

I'm sure your boyfriend has already told you: he doesn't keep you around for your brains, he needs powerful suction to clean out the ashtray in his car.

Plus the other thing...
wild child

Philadelphia, PA

#15 Aug 3, 2014
Good, better that no bill was passed, when he gives amnesty.we cut benefits.he is going to lose the senate, smooth sailing from there.amenplus he CAN not make anyone legal.I love it adios.let him pay for the illegals.
Cat74

Lisle, IL

#17 Aug 3, 2014
Obama will try to make these diseased illegals legal by E O. We will have to take him to Court to get it shot down, and by then they will have probably have voted in November. He wants to be impeached so he can have a civil war in his name. He has been warned by Boehner, but that won't stop the tribal King. Personally I hope he pushes the Republicans to the wall, and they have to do something.

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#18 Aug 3, 2014
Cat74 wrote:
Obama
Cat74 wrote:
They say kinds of goofy things.
You told us the banks of the Rio Grande were littered with bodies of immigrant children.

Still waiting for the link to that first bodies, LyingC*t74...
Responsibility

Petaluma, CA

#19 Aug 3, 2014
Cat74 wrote:
. He wants to be impeached so he can have a civil war in his name..
Did you get that propaganda from the National Enquirer?

Come on, boy, don't make ignorant assumptions - try using less histrionics and more facts.
Responsibility

Petaluma, CA

#20 Aug 3, 2014
barefoot2626 wrote:
Boner wants the sue for taking executive actions and now that Congress as agree to do nothing for another six weeks complains that Obama is responsible because he could take executive actions to fix it...
The late night comedians couldn't make up this repub irony and repub comedy and repub dysfunction and repub hypocrisy! Loll
Responsibility

Petaluma, CA

#21 Aug 3, 2014
Cat74 wrote:
My Congressman is available for appointments, and town meetings..
Gawd, and that is going to get bills passed on behalf of our country?

Nice try, but no cigar ....
the Light

El Paso, TX

#22 Aug 3, 2014
anonymous wrote:
Both bills passed the house. Adios illegals and good riddance.
It won't make the Senate though. No Re3publican passed Bill even gets read by the crybabies. We will end up doing what the 2nd amendment was made for. In case you low info Dems don't know.......Citizens can use their guns against a corrupt government who's run amuck.

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