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Rep. Steve King: I Think House Will Pass Border Crisis Bill

8:58 PM, Jul 31, 2014 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
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Lacking the votes necessary to pass their border crisis legislation, House GOP leadership pulled the bill from the floor Thursday. But Rep. Steve King of Iowa, one of the two dozen or so Republicans who (along with all Democrats) opposed the bill, told Greta Van Susteren this evening that he's "optimistic we're going to reach an agreement."

"I've just come from the negotiating meeting now," King said. "I think if the amendments that we agreed to as I got up from the table are written and drafted in the fashion that I understand, I think I will be able to stand up and publicly say, I will support the amendments that are offered and I will support the final passage of the bill."

Senate majority leader Harry Reid had said he wouldn't take the original House bill up for consideration, and President Obama had threatened to veto the bill if it somehow made it past the Senate.

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