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White House Threatens To Veto House GOP Border Crisis Funding Bill

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"If the President were presented with H.R. 5230, his senior advisors would recommend he veto the bill," the White House Office of Management and Budget said in a statement on Wednesday.

It's unclear if House Republicans have the votes to pass the legislation. Democratic leaders are whipping against it, and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) is reportedly pushing House GOP members to vote against it because it doesn't target President Barack Obama's executive actions to defer deportations for young people brought to the U.S. illegally as children.

Even if it passes, the bill is going nowhere in the Democratic-led Senate, which is trying to pass a separate $3.6 billion supplemental package which does not change immigration laws.