After vowing for months to dig in against President Obama's immigration order, House Republicans on Tuesday said they would instead vote this week on a "clean" bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security.
Republicans initially sought to include provisions in the DHS funding bill to block Obama's move to shield millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation, but Senate Democrats repeatedly rejected those attempts. With a partial DHS shutdown looming last week, Congress passed a one-week funding extension. And with Democrats still insisting they would not budge, House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) opted to throw in the towel despite objections from conservatives in his caucus.
"With more active threats coming into the homeland, I don't believe that's an option," Boehner reportedly said of a partial shutdown of DHS.
The House could vote as early as Tuesday on the clean funding bill.