House GOP weighs new approach on Homeland Security
WASHINGTON - Officials say that House Republicans are considering passage of a stand-alone, short-term funding measure to prevent a partial shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security at week's end.
They say the plan at the same time envisions pressing ahead with an attempt to overturn President Barack Obama's immigration policy.
The disclosures came as the House leadership called a late-afternoon meeting of the GOP rank and file, which has been divided over the handling of the latest standoff with the White House and congressional Democrats.
The officials who described the possible action did so only on condition of anonymity, saying they were not authorized to pre-empt any formal announcement.