UPDATE: Breitbart News has learned that there may be additional votes after a 3pm conference meeting. Developing…
Unable to secure the necessary votes to pass it, House leadership pulled the Republican border spending bill from the House floor.
After both parties debated the border bill, the chair brought the Senate Transportation bill to the floor instead of the border bill vote that was scheduled to take place at 12:45 pm.
The bill was not rescheduled before the August recess which begins later today.
Speaker Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) issued the following statement:
“This situation shows the intense concern within our conference – and among the American people – about the need to ensure the security of our borders and the president’s refusal to faithfully execute our laws. There are numerous steps the president can and should be taking right now, without the need for congressional action, to secure our borders and ensure these children are returned swiftly and safely to their countries. For the past month, the House has been engaged in intensive efforts to pass legislation that would compel the president to do his job and ensure it can be done as quickly and compassionately as possible. Through an inclusive process, a border bill was built by listening to members and the American people that has the support not just of a majority of the majority in the House, but most of the House Republican Conference. We will continue to work on solutions to the border crisis and other challenges facing our country.”