News

Divided House abandons vote on border bill

Divided House abandons vote on border bill

BORDER BATTLE: Faith leaders and activists participates in a demonstration in front of the White House in Washington, Thursday, July 31, asking President Barack Obama to modify his deportations policies. Photo: Associated Press/Luis Alonso Lugo

ERICA WERNER, Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has abandoned a vote on legislation to address the immigration crisis on the border after tea party backers withdrew their support in a dispute over a separate measure on deportations.

Republicans and Democrats have been sparring over President Barack Obama’s request for $3.7 billion to respond to the crisis in which tens of thousands of Central American children have tried to enter the United States illegally.

Speaker John Boehner issued a statement Thursday saying the House would continue to work on solutions to the crisis.

His statement came shortly after the House postponed the vote on the final day before a five-week summer break.

In a last-ditch effort to win support, House GOP leaders had agreed to a separate vote on a companion measure that would have blocked President Barack Obama from extending deportation relief to any more immigrants living here illegally.

Conservatives wanted a tougher measure.

News from ClarksvilleNow.com

THE INTERVIEW Photo Reuters Kevork Djansezian

yesterday in News

Sony cancels ‘The Interview’ Dec. 25 release

The largest multiplex chains in North America pulled the film after terrorist attack threats.

suspects

yesterday in Crime, News

Convicted burglars arrested again for aggravated burglary

The suspects allegedly entered an apartment on Thistlewood Dr. in Clarksville.

cuba reuters

yesterday in News

U.S., Cuba to restore diplomatic relations after 50 years

Obama will announce a shift is policy toward Cuba, including the opening of an embassy.

Rob Selkow

yesterday in News

Wintry mix possible Thursday morning

Freezing rain, sleet, and light snow may be seen in Middle TN Wednesday night/Thursday morning.

Warren-Jasper

yesterday in Military, News

TN State Veterans Home administrator named

The 108-bed State Veterans Home is currently under construction in Clarksville.