July 31 (Bloomberg) — House Speaker John Boehner's new Republican leadership team will get its first test today in what may be a close vote on funds to address the migrant crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Boehner and his deputies are urging Republicans to vote for a $659 million border-funding plan after a House vote yesterday endorsing a lawsuit over President Barack Obama's implementation of the 2010 health-care law. Leaders were still working to get votes for the border bill.

The vote will showcase the effectiveness of Representative Kevin McCarthy of California, who is taking over as majority leader, and of Steve Scalise of Louisiana, who replaces McCarthy as majority whip, Republicans' chief vote-counter. McCarthy replaces Eric Cantor of Virginia, who lost a primary election to a Tea Party-backed rival.

"I think we're there," House Appropriations Chairman Hal Rogers of Kentucky said after a meeting of Republican leaders today. They decided last night to schedule a vote on a second immigration-related bill sought by a number of party members.

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