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House Members Stay in Washington
WASHINGTON, D.C. (CBS2/FOX28) - The crisis along the border is delaying vacations for some lawmakers.
They're supposed to be out for recess starting Friday.
The Senate ended up convening Thursday but it looks like members of the House arent going anywhere anytime soon.
A split in the Republican Party has forced representatives back into their seats. Some say that the immigration crisis at the border is unprecedented and it would be reckless and irresponsible for lawmakers to leave without action.
There was a bill on the floor Thursday, but lawmakers didn't even vote on it because they say it would have failed, so they went back to the drawing board.
Iowa Representative Steve King says he wants a bill that will make it even harder for immigrants to stay; he says he would have voted no on Thursdays bill.
House republicans decided to spend the night in Washington and will work on Friday to make changes that will turn enough 'No' votes into 'Yes' votes for the bill to pass.