Jun 21, 2018 - Politics & Policy

House punts immigration vote to next week

Speaker of the House Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) (L), U.S. President Donald Trump (R) arrives at a meeting with House Republicans at the U.S. Capitol

House Speaker Paul Ryan and President Trump on Capitol Hill. Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images

House Republicans are postponing a crucial vote on a comprehensive "compromise" immigration bill, originally scheduled for today, to next week with the hopes of securing 218 votes.

Why it matters: The bill was unlikely to pass in its current state — and leadership was skeptical it couldn't garner enough votes — even after President Trump endorsed it. Meanwhile, Congress failed Thursday to pass Rep. Bob Goodlatte's (R-VA) more conservative bill, making this legislation the sole comprehensive immigration bill in the House.

Go deeper