Republican House moderates get close…..
But cannot get to the 218 votes they need to go around House GOP Speaker Ryan…
Ryan has tried to keep everyone happy….So there will be a vote….
They are still negotiating what the final bill will look like….
House Republicans will vote next week on two immigration bills to address the plight of Dreamers who face possible deportation, Speaker Paul Ryan’s office announced late Tuesday. The floor votes will effectively stop an immigration discharge petition being advocated by moderate Republicans and Democrats. Moderates do not appear to have the 218 signatures needed to circumvent leadership and force a vote on their own bipartisan bills.
One of the proposals the House will take up is a conservative measure drafted by Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.). The other is a compromise package still being assembled by Ryan and other party leaders in consultation with moderates and conservative Republicans.
Moderate House Republicans floated a new offer to conservatives Tuesday night in hopes of reaching an immigration deal to shield Dreamers from deportation — but the proposal failed to break the impasse, according to multiple GOP sources.
The group of two-dozen Republicans from swing districts — who for weeks threatened to join with Democrats to codify the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Program — offered to include enhanced enforcement measures in legislation in order to secure an agreement. Conservatives are demanding added enforcement as part of any deal that includes pathway to citizenship for young undocumented immigrants who came here as children….