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Trey Gowdy

House passes bill to curb funding for 'sanctuary cities'

Lawmakers voted Thursday to cut funding for cities and towns that refuse to comply with federal immigration laws as they debated how to respond to the fatal shooting of a young woman in San Francisco in which the suspect had been deported to Mexico five times. A bill that passed the House on a largely party-line vote, 241-179, attempts to bring in line so-called sanctuary cities, which offer safe havens to people in the country illegally by barring municipal employees from asking about their immigration status, and other places that refuse to comply with federal requests to detain people who are in the U.S. illegally. Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Bakersfield) called passage of the...