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READ IN: Friday, August 1, 2014: Chaos in Congress, weekend work could be ahead, Cantor quits, Hawaii governor trails badly, McConnell wants NRSC to stay away, Gaza cease-fire collapses after just 3 hours

Chaos in Congress, weekend work could be ahead, Cantor quits, Hawaii governor trails badly, McConnell wants NRSC to stay away, Gaza cease-fire collapses after just 3 hours.

Wonkbook: What Congress got done just before going on summer recess

We’ve hit summer recess — sort of. What did Congress get done?

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House GOP turns table on Senate transportation bill

As recess and a crisis loom, the House reshapes the bill and lobs it back to the Senate.

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Senate kills spending bill for border crisis

A bill to address the crisis of unaccompanied migrant youths arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border has died in the Senate on a procedural vote.

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House GOP weighs new border bill to break logjam

(J. Scott Applewhite / Associated Press)

Congress ran full-tilt into election-year gridlock over immigration Thursday and staggered toward a five-week summer break after failing to agree on legislation to cope with the influx of young immigrants flocking illegally to the United States.

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Jesuits tell their alumni in Congress: Protect border children

American Jesuits are pushing members of Congress who were educated at the Catholic order’s schools to pass aid for thousands of refugee children who have surged across the border in Texas in recent months, calling proposals to swiftly deport them “inhumane and an insult to American values.”

 

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