WASHINGTON — Centrist House Republicans are trying to force a vote on a bill to save the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals beneficiaries from deportation, but House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said today he doesn’t want to bring a bill that would be vetoed to the floor for a vote.
The discharge petition needs 218 signatures to force a DACA vote. That means 25 Republicans need to support the effort.
GOP backers as of this evening are Carlos Curbelo (Fla.), Jeff Denham (Calif.), David Valadao (Calif.), Will Hurd (Texas), Mario Diaz-Balart (Fla.), Mia Love (Utah), Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (Fla.), Charlie Dent (Pa.), Fred Upton (Mich.), David Reichert (Wash.), Mike Coffman (Colo.), Chris Collins (N.Y.), John Faso (N.Y.), Mark Amodei (Nev.), Elise Stefanik (N.Y.), Leonard Lance (R-N.J.), Ryan Costello (Pa.), and Stephen Knight (Calif.).
If the discharge petition gets enough signatures, the House would vote on four bills. The one with the most support would win and head to the Senate.
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