House Republicans are growing anxious about leaving town for the August recess without passing a border bill.
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Ahead of a pivotal conference meeting Friday morning, rank-and-file lawmakers are openly fretting about the questions they would face from constituents if they break from legislative work without taking action to address the surge of child migrants into the United States.
While a working group presented recommendations for changes to border policy at a Wednesday meeting, House Republicans have yet to produce legislation that could be paired with a $1.5 billion spending bill crafted by appropriators.
House Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers (R-Ky.) said Thursday he did not expect a border bill would be released until the beginning of next week, at the earliest.