House GOP cuts Obama border-funds bid, urges law change

Posted: July 24, 2014 at 3:44 a.m.

Speaker of the House John Boehner of Ohio, joined at right by incoming Majority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy of Calif., talks with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 23, 2014, following a Republican strategy session. House Republicans want to slash President Barack Obama's emergency spending request for the border, speed young migrants back home to Central America, and send in the National Guard. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

WASHINGTON -- House Republican leaders Wednesday proposed giving President Barack Obama less than half of his $3.7 billion emergency request to address an influx of Central American children at the U.S.-Mexico border.

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