Jun 21, 2018 - Politics & Policy

House delays vote on immigration compromise until Friday

House Speaker Paul Ryan walks out of his office in the Capitol
Ryan leaves his office at the Capitol on Thursday. Photo: Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call via Getty

The House will vote on the “compromise” immigration bill tomorrow instead of this afternoon, after it voted down the more conservative bill by House Judiciary Committee chairman Bob Goodlatte.

Between the lines: It still is unlikely that the compromise bill passes — leadership has always been skeptical it can get the votes. But moderates need to tell their constituents they voted for something to protect Dreamers, and the Goodlatte bill is too conservative for them.

This post has been updated to note that the Goodlatte bill failed.

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