Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-N.C.) reintroduced legislation that would pay states back for funds spent on the presence of illegal immigrants.
The legislation comes in light of high-profile deaths of African-American men in Ferguson, Mo. and Staten Island, N.Y.
A vote on the bill is planned for Wednesday.
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Rep. Grace Meng said it's "unconscionable" that some veterans aren't compensated.
Rep. Steve Stivers (R-Ohio) said the program would help veterans who are dealing with psychological disorders from experiences in combat.
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) said the new guidelines promote press freedom.
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Fissures emerged Wednesday in the GOP on how to combat President Obama’s immigration order.
All 434 current House members have now been sworn into office.
Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) ran as an alternative candidate for Speaker.
The bill had failed to pass under a fast-track procedure last week.