Texas Republican Chip Roy Slows Down House With Procedural Moves Over Border Security Demands

WASHINGTON -- Austin Rep. Chip Roy, a freshman conservative, on Wednesday gummed up the House's consideration of far-reaching spending legislation, using procedural levers to potentially drag out the day's proceedings late into the evening.The Republican -- an acolyte of Texas Sen. Ted Cruz -- took the action to demand that the Democrat-run House approve measures he said would fix a migration crisis at America's southern border.Starting late on Wednesday afternoon, Roy started requesting roll call votes on every floor amendment being considered on a sweeping appropriations bill for education, energy and other priorities. If he continued down that path, he could demand the same for more than 100 amendments.Each of those votes takes a few minutes -- which add up -- so lawmakers often eschew them for voice votes or other means to expedite the process."If we have to stay up all night to finally get serious about the border and addressing the crisis, we should," Roy wrote on Twitter, adding the hashtag #EndBorderCrisisNow. "Because - it's our job."  Continue reading...

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