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House GOP leaders postpone vote on immigration bill

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House Republican leaders on Thursday pulled a Trump-backed immigration bill just hours before lawmakers were supposed to vote on it, as it became clear the bill did not have the votes to pass. Two House leadership aides confirmed that leaders planned to reschedule the vote on the bill for Friday in order to allow more time to gather support for the measure. The bill, pushed by House Speaker Paul Ryan, was intended to be a compromise between the two party’s warring factions. Trump backed both bills, although he was tepid and uneven in his support of the Ryan measure. 
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