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US Lawmakers Set for Showdown Vote on Refugees

The U.S. House of Representatives is planning to vote Thursday on a bill sponsored by the Republican majority that would pause the Obama administration's program to resettle Iraqi and Syrian refugees to the United States. The president is threatening to veto it. On Wednesday, new Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan spoke on the House floor about last Friday’s terrorist attacks in Paris. “All of us were shaken by the events... but the world community will rally together and terror...

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