GOP to Hold Emergency Meeting on Border Crisis

House Republicans hope to overcome the division within the party.
1:21 | 08/01/14

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Transcript for GOP to Hold Emergency Meeting on Border Crisis
Soggy weekend coming up. We turn to the crisis on our border and congress to address it set to go home without a plan blocked in the senate before they headed on break and house republicans will hold an emergency meeting this morning to see if they can overcome division in their ranks and Jon Karl is covering it all. This has become a study in dysfunction. Reporter: It is a complete mess. The house republicans are meeting this morning to try to salvage the republican alternative to deal with the border crisis, but even if they can figure a way to pass something, it's going nowhere. The president has already said he would veto the republican plan. The national is leaving town without doing anything at all, so for all the talk about the urgent need to do something about that flow of unaccompanied children crossing the border, congress is set to go on a five-week August recess having done nothing at all about it. So border bill stalled. Immigration reform seems dead for this year. Did congress get anything done before heading out. Reporter: They did get some things done. There was an emergency with the highway trust fund about to expire. That funds construction and projects on the highway. They did pass that for a temporary period of time and they did pass a bill to deal with the mess at the veterans administration with veteran's hospitals so not a complete loss in congress but pretty close.

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