The increasingly fractious GOP is shelving any big-ticket legislation for the rest of the year, the Washington Post reports.
Don't count on comprehensive immigration reform, tax reform, fixes to Obamacare because such issues are probably "dead in the water" for the rest of this Congress, the Post writes.
"We don't have 218 votes in the House for the big issues, so what else are we going to do?" Rep. Devin Nunes, R-CA, told the Post. "We can do a few things on immigration and work on our principles, but in terms of real legislating, we're unable to get in a good negotiating position."
The lack of ambitious legislative plans comes from the GOP's desire to calm its divided ranks and avoid sensational headlines in the months ahead, the Post writes.Via the Washington Post