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Shutdown for What? A DACA Deal May Not Pass the House Because Republicans Say ‘That Would Anger Our Base’

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Shutdown for What? A DACA Deal May Not Pass the House Because Republicans Say ‘That Would Anger Our Base’

Republicans are unlikely to pass a major immigration bill in the House for fear it would "anger our base," one top lawmaker said on Monday—as Congress voted to end the government shutdown that was triggered to force a vote on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Representative Steve Scalise, Republican of Louisiana, dismissed Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's promise to bring a vote on the program, known as DACA, by February 8. Instead, Scalise told Politico, "March is really the timeline.