The legislation, meant to address a surge of undocumented children showing up at the U.S.-Mexico border, was opposed by some conservative House members and Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas.
Republican leaders planned to revise the legislation last night and hold a private meeting with their membership this morning to discuss the issue. Republicans control 234 of the 435 seats in the House.
The Democratic-led Senate on July 30 advanced its own plan, a $2.7 billion bill. President Barack Obama originally requested $3.7 billion.
House Speaker John Boehner, an Ohio Republican, yesterday dismissed a “nutso scheme” by Senate Democrats to add broader immigration measures to a border-security bill.
“Even if the House manages to pass a measure, Congress almost certainly will leave Washington for the August break without enacting a plan to address the border crisis,” Bloomberg News reported.