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Lucky Ryan: DACA falls short in house vote

Lucky Ryan: DACA falls short in house vote
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Moderate Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives failed in their attempt to force Speaker Paul Ryan to bring a vote on the DACA(Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) program to the house floor. 

Shortly before the deadline of midnight on Tuesday it was announced by GOP leadership that the moderates had come up short in their attempt to pass a discharge petition that would have forced a vote on the DACA proposal. With the support of all Democrats in the House, plus a handful of GOP moderates, the DACA proposal would have passed the House against the wishes of Ryan and other members of the Republican leadership team.

For several weeks the Republican moderates had been trying to force a vote on DACA by securing enough votes to pass the discharge petition.  But in the final count they had only 216 of the 218 votes they needed to bypass Speaker Ryan and take the DACA vote straight to the full House for a vote.

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