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Boehner: Border Bill Coming 'By the End of This Week'

Image: Speaker Boehner And Pelosi Sign Workforce Innovation And Opportunity Act
WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 11: House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) speaks before signing the bipartisan legislation Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act at the U.S. Capitol July 11, 2014 in Washington, DC. Also in attendance where House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Ranking Member of the House Education & Workforce Committee George Miller (D-CA), Chairman of the House Education & Workforce Committee John Kline (R-MN, Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), and Rep. Ruben Hinojosa (D-TX). (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)Mark Wilson / Getty Images

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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.

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