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Sen. Ted Cruz rallies GOP against border bill; House delays vacation
Sen. Ted Cruz rallies GOP against border bill; House delays vacation

On a day that was supposed to signal new leadership in the House, Speaker John A. Boehner was plagued with the same old GOP infighting Thursday when he was forced to abruptly cancel a vote to approve $659 million in emergency funding for the border crisis because conservatives – spurred on by Republican Sen. Ted Cruz -- rallied against it. House leaders were resigned to the outcome, but other Republicans in the House majority -- wary of leaving town without taking any action -- forced an emergency meeting to reconsider the measure. A short time later, leaders announced that the House would remain in session on Friday to tweak the bill and try again, forcing lawmakers who had expected...

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