Sen. Chuck Grassley Thanks House GOP For Pulling Border Bill

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Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call/AP

The Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) is thanking House leaders for pulling the controversial border security legislation from the schedule this week.

“Thanks to house of Rep not moving ahead w BorderSecurity bill. It wld not secure border. Now House has time to marry that w Judiciary bill,” the Iowa lawmaker wrote in a tweet Tuesday.

House leaders pulled Homeland Security Chairman Michael McCaul’s Secure Our Borders First Act from the vote schedule Monday, initially blaming weather and the short week.

Tuesday, House Speaker John Boehner said leadership would continue to work on the matter with members and Republicans signaled that coupling the border security bill with an interior enforcement effort from the House Judiciary Committee might be part of those conversations.


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