"Keeping their criminals here is endangering our citizens," said Rep. Ted Poe (R-Texas).
Rep. DeSantis (R-Fla.) called it an "inappropriate use of taxpayer money."
An ObamaCare repeal measure will instruct committees to develop an alternative.
"It’s embarrassing that we even need this bill," said Rep. Jim Cooper (D-Tenn.).
Rep. Joe Wilson's (R-S.C.) bill would prevent the use of grants or waivers to incentivize states' participation in the Common Core initiative.
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Rep. Paul Ryan and others want to block the IRS from releasing new rules for nonprofits.
The Energy Department would have 30 days to approve applications under the bill.
The House on Tuesday passed legislation to enhance law enforcement efforts against human trafficking.
GOP freshmen haven't had a chance to vote to repeal the law yet.
Rep. Frank Guinta (R-N.H.) said his proposal would prevent inflated bureaucracy.