McCarthy: There will be a June vote on Goodlatte immigration bill | TheHill


Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), who controls the floor schedule, said he’s already assured members of the House Freedom Caucus that the legislation from Reps. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) and Michael McCaul (R-Texas) will reach the House floor.

“I’ve already told them we’re going to give them a vote on Goodlatte, so I don’t understand the difficulty,” McCarthy said.

Members of the conservative House Freedom Caucus have been threatening to withhold their votes for the farm bill — a bill that is a priority for Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) — unless there is action on the Goodlatte bill, which would impose new limits on legal immigration in return for granting temporary status to recipients of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).

Source: McCarthy: There will be a June vote on Goodlatte immigration bill | TheHill

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