Pro-Amnesty GOP Rep: Boehner Planning Immigration Votes 'in Next Month or So'

Matthew Boyle
Big Government
27 Oct 2013

Rep. Jeff Denham (R-CA), a Republican member of the House who supports comprehensive immigration reform, said on Sunday’s Univision Al Punto show that House Speaker John Boehner promised him there would be immigration votes in the House of Representatives soon.

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Politico reported that according to an English-language translation of the interview where Denham spoke in Spanish, he said House GOP leadership has promised him that there would be more immigration hearings and floor time for immigration legislation some time in “the next month or so.”

“I’m confident he’s going to bring it to the floor,” Denham said, according to the Politico story, making a reference to Boehner. “But we’re going to continue to make sure that the entire country focuses on this, and that we actually get more Republicans that are willing to take a stand and get out there.”…

…House Budget Committee chairman Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), who is currently co-writing a bill that would legalize the status of America’s at least 11 million illegal immigrants, suggested in July that he thinks Boehner should break his previous promises to the GOP conference on the Hastert Rule…


The complete article is at Big Government.


Also at the site, National Journal: Tea Party Only Thing Stopping Comprehensive Immigration Reform

…”Powerful House Republicans like Boehner, Majority Leader Eric Cantor, and Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan all want to see something happen on immigration,” the outlet writes before noting that “the only thing that has stopped them is skepticism from tea partiers,” which is “amplified by nonstop advocacy from groups like NumbersUSA, which flood their offices with calls saying there should be no legalization for unauthorized immigrants under any circumstances.”…


Related: Luis Gutierrez: Some Dems Say Not To Work With GOP On Immigration

…if Democrats want a bill passed — and they say they do — they can’t do it without support from Republicans, and Gutierrez said he and others are working to ensure they get it. He appeared at a briefing on Wednesday with Reps. Mike Coffman (R-Colo.), Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) and Valadao to discuss young undocumented immigrants who want to join the military, and made the same appeal for bipartisan work on immigration reform…





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