Compromise Immigration Bill Dies?

House Republican leaders are delaying a vote on a compromise immigration bill until Friday as leaders struggle to secure 218 votes for the measure.

Some Republicans had pressed leadership to push back the Thursday vote on the compromise measure so that they could have more time to review the package, which is the product of weeks of negotiations between centrists and conservatives.

Lawmakers were frustrated that they didn’t have more time to read the nearly 300-page bill that was released Tuesday, while others complained that Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) didn’t have enough time to build support for the measure.

Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-Fla.), one of the lead centrist negotiators on the compromise immigration bill, said he did not oppose pushing the vote to Friday, as long as it doesn’t get pushed back any further.

Read more at The Hill.

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