The House voted Thursday to end President Donald Trump’s signature executive order on immigration, but a key GOP senator said she won’t vote for the bill because she thinks it’s too tough.
Sen. John McCain John Sidney McCainThe Hill’s Morning Report — Kavanaugh ordeal thrusts FBI into new spotlight | Takes aim at FBI’s Kavanaugh investigation | Senate panel to vote on Kavanaugh confirmation MORE (R-Ariz.) announced on Twitter that he won’t support the measure.
Heather Nauert, director of public affairs for the Office of Management and Budget, said the Senate would take up a bill Wednesday.
The Senate voted to end the Trump administration’s immigration executive order, which was first signed by President Donald J. Trump in January.
It sought to halt a program that allows some undocumented immigrants to stay in the United States without paying fines and criminal penalties.
The measure, which also called for a crackdown on people living in the country without legal documentation, failed by a vote of 217-213, according to the Congressional Budget Office.
The vote was a blow to Democrats, who have criticized the bill for not providing the necessary protections for undocumented immigrants.
Senators had planned to vote Thursday on an amended version of the bill that would allow people who are not U.S. citizens or legal residents to apply for a waiver.
The revised version has the same number of Republican votes as the original version.
Democrats had planned for a vote on a watered-down version of their own immigration bill.
A vote on the bill was expected Thursday.
Republicans on the Senate floor applauded the outcome of Thursday’s vote, which followed a similar vote on immigration by the House last week.
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