The language says that "none of the funds made available by this Act may be used to approve a classification petition filed for or by a citizen or national of Brazil in order to render such individual eligible to receive an immigrant visa."
The presiding officer, Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.), quickly read a ruling from the chair, which agreed with Goodlatte's argument. As a result, that section is now removed from the bill.
The House was considering amendments to the DHS spending bill, H.R. 2217, all day Wednesday, and was expected to pass it Thursday.