Immigration

House Passes (Probably Futile) Border Bill

But it plays to the yahoos

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House Republicans went overtime Friday, expending an enormous amount of political energy to try to reach consensus on a border-crisis measure that is almost certain never to become law.

The last-minute push came after lawmakers realized they were heading into a five-week summer break with little to show constituents for their efforts to respond to the humanitarian crisis along the Southwestern border, a reminder of why congressional approval ratings are at all-time lows.