- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 3, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) - House Speaker John Boehner (BAY’nuhr) says it’s up to senators including Ted Cruz of Texas and Jeff Sessions of Alabama to stop President Barack Obama’s executive actions on immigration.

Boehner says the House already won the fight by passing a bill to fund the Homeland Security Department and block Obama’s new policies curbing deportations for millions.

Boehner says it’s the Senate’s turn now. At a news conference Tuesday he singled out Cruz and Sessions, hardliners who have pressured House conservatives to buck leadership on immigration bills.

Boehner spoke ahead of the first procedural vote in the Senate on the House Homeland Security bill. Democrats have pledged to block the bill unless the language on immigration is removed. That could mean the bill’s failure, though how the fight ends remains unclear.

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