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VIDEO: John Boehner says House will not take up Senate immigration bill

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Speaker of the House John Boehner made it clear to reporters Thursday that the Republican-controlled House will not take up the Senate immigration reform bill.

With Congress staring down the August recess, set to begin Friday, the two chambers remained far apart on an immigration reform bill Thursday. The House's bill would give $659 million to border support, while the Senate is offering up $3.5 billion. Both bills are less than the $3.7 President Obama had initially asked for.

Boehner's firm stance on not taking up the Senate bill increases the doubt that an immigration package can be worked out before summer break.

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Steve Doty

Senior Video Journalist/WEXTv Coordinator
The Washington Examiner

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