Immigration reforms advocates encountered another setback from the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday. Lawmakers voted to not include an amendment that would allow recipients of President Barack Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program to enlist in the military.
House Speaker John Boehner and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi negotiated and passed a bipartisan $200 billion Medicare bill that quietly increased funding for abstinence-only programs. However, ignorance bred in abstinence-only education could've contributed to the chlamydia outbreak among students in an abstinence-only West Texas high school.
President Obama and congressional lawmakers are praising Congress after they finally passed legislation to fund the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for the 2015 fiscal quarter, expiring Sept. 30, the bill to have no adverse affect on the president's immigration executive actions despite conservative lawmakers' efforts to block its implementation.