The House on Thursday voted 231-193 against a conservative immigration bill proposed by Virginia Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R), a much stronger showing for the hard-line proposal than GOP leadership had anticipated. A second planned vote on a more moderate compromise bill was postponed to Friday to give members more time to review the plan. The Goodlatte bill, which was opposed by all Democrats and 41 Republicans, was expected to have weaker odds of passing than the compromise bill, but Thursday's narrow vote has HuffPost's Matt Fuller "wondering if the compromise bill has fewer votes than Goodlatte," which would be "embarrassing for leadership." "We were all told Goodlatte would go down in flames," Fuller wrote. "This didn't look like flames."
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