House GOP Delays Recess, Scrambles for Border Bill
Tea Party forced vote postponement today ahead of summer break
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jul 31, 2014 1:32 PM CDT
Updated Jul 31, 2014 6:25 PM CDT
Members of the House of Representatives head for the door on Capitol Hill Thursday.   (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

(Newser) – The House today abandoned a vote on $659 million legislation to address the immigration crisis after another Tea Party revolt. John Boehner pulled the measure from the floor at the last minute, knowing he didn't have enough votes. The speaker, however, then took the unusual step of delaying Congress' summer recess, which had been scheduled to begin tomorrow. House Republicans agreed to meet again in the morning to see if they could find a bill that could pass. And all of this transpired on day one for Boehner's new leadership team, sans Eric Cantor.

Conservatives such as Ted Cruz balked at the House plan because they say it didn't deal with the problem of kids from Central America showing up at the border, reports the Washington Post. They're also reluctant to give President Obama any money for a problem they believed to be of his own making. Politico's take: "The political impact of this decision is not clear, but if the House doesn’t vote, Democrats will be able to say that the GOP left Washington for an entire month without passing legislation to address the influx of migrants." (Click for more on Cantor's final address to the House.)

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Aug 4, 2014 2:47 PM CDT
It seems to me our congress, who is too afraid to stand up to Israel, is quite brave when it comes to standing up against refugee children. No brains, no hearts, no decency. They have gone to recess at more crucial times than this. So you have the believe that they will really honker down when it comes to being a racist. The Republicans get more like white supremacists every day. ....And all those yachts filled will booze stand in the harbor waiting for the great white (d)hopes to board, with alcohol supplied by AIPAC graft money, while Christian children who have made a perilous journey feel their wrath.
Aug 4, 2014 8:33 AM CDT
I smell another goverment shut down in the works and delays for political gain as well as last minuet bull shit again. Dont you get tired of crises managment of the US Idiots you all elected into office once again.
Aug 3, 2014 5:52 AM CDT
The answer is simple. How about amending the law so that they can be shipped back to where they came from immediately. Bus them back right away. Hand them an MRE and show them the trail back. Humanitarianism is one thing. But we barely take care of our own citizens right now. These illegals will compete for jobs that the lower middle class need. It will hurt low income minority and white US citizens the most. Because they will now compete for these jobs. There are not enough jobs now to go around much less haul a bunch of illegal aliens in to compete with US citizens. Something the lIberal left doesn't seem to care about!