House Speaker John Boehner says Republicans hope to unveil a bill to deal with the border crisis by "the end of this week."
President Barack Obama has requested a $3.7 billion package to address the flow of unaccompanied minors into the country, a cost that many in the GOP say is too high. Boehner told reporters Tuesday that he's waiting to hear from a working group of Republicans who will "scrub" the president's request. He also called a change to a 2008 law guaranteeing a legal hearing to minors form Central America an "important component" to any legislation.
"I expect that by the end of this week we'll have some answers," he said.
First published July 15 2014, 8:04 AM