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Obama: GOP's 'Extreme' Border Bill Merely A Message

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August 01, 2014 AT 10:40 AM
President Barack Obama on Friday derided House Republicans for attempting to pass an "extreme" version of an immigration bill "just so they can check a box" before leaving for summer recess. Calling a new version of the border crisis legislation merely a "message bill" that represents "the most extreme and unworkable version of a bill that they already know is going nowhere," the president alluded to making his own "tough decisions" about taking executive action to address the issue. After a false start Thursday, the House is expected to vote later Friday afternoon on a scaled-back measure to address the border crisis, but it is a far cry from the $3.7 billion emergency funding request made by the president last month.