The Republican-led House passed a bill on Thursday to block President Barack Obama's sweeping executive actions on immigration.
It passed on a mostly party-line vote of 219 to 197.
Three Democrats voted yes: Reps. John Barrow (GA), Mike McIntyre (NC) and Collin Peterson (MN). Seven Republicans voted no: Reps. Mike Coffman (CO), Jeff Denham (CA), Mario Diaz-Balart (FL), Louie Gohmert (TX), Ilena Ros-Lehtinen (FL), Marlin Stutzman (IN) and David Valadao (CA). Three Republicans voted present: Reps. Paul Gosar (AZ), Steve King (IA) and Raul Labrador (ID).
The bill is a carrot for conservatives upset about Obama's unilateral move to temporarily shield more than 4 million immigrants from deportation. It comes ahead of a planned vote next week to keep the federal government funded and avert a shutdown on Dec. 11 when money is scheduled to run out.
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