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House GOP Has Plans to Avoid Fight With Obama for Now

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The lame duck Congress has only one thing they need to before they can take the rest of the year off, fund the government. It looks like the Republican leadership may have found a way to do their job while avoiding a protracted fight with President Obama. From Politico:

The likely proposal would fund nearly the entire government through September 2015, but immigration enforcement related funding would be renewed on a short-term basis, according to several high-ranking GOP lawmakers and aides who described the plan as it stands now.

The strategy is designed to keep the government open, while satisfying the base, which is livid with President Back Obama for issuing an executive order that ends deportations for millions of undocumented immigrants.

If the Republican leadership can make this work it would be a smart political move. If Republican do want to stage a fight with Obama it makes sense to wait until next year when they have control of the Senate and a large majority in the House.

Delaying any possible fight over immigration for a few weeks will also give the rank and file Republicans a chance to really think if they want their first big fight with Obama to be about an immigration action that is overwhelmingly popular with Latinos.

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House GOP Has Plans to Avoid Fight With Obama for Now

Capitol Building

If Republican do want to stage a fight with Obama it makes sense to wait until next year when they have control of the Senate

The lame duck Congress has only one thing they need to before they can take the rest of the year off, fund the government. It looks like the Republican leadership may have found a way to do their job while avoiding a protracted fight with President Obama. From Politico:

The likely proposal would fund nearly the entire government through September 2015, but immigration enforcement related funding would be renewed on a short-term basis, according to several high-ranking GOP lawmakers and aides who described the plan as it stands now.

The strategy is designed to keep the government open, while satisfying the base, which is livid with President Back Obama for issuing an executive order that ends deportations for millions of undocumented immigrants.

If the Republican leadership can make this work it would be a smart political move. If Republican do want to stage a fight with Obama it makes sense to wait until next year when they have control of the Senate and a larger majority in the House.

Delaying any possible fight over immigration for a few weeks will also give the rank and file Republicans a chance to really think if they want their first big fight with Obama to be about an immigration action that is overwhelmingly popular with Latinos.
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Jonathan Walker grew up in New Jersey. He graduated from Wesleyan University in 2006. He is an expert on politics, health care and drug policy. He is also the author of After Legalization and Cobalt Slave, and a Futurist writer at http://pendinghorizon.com