Skip to comments.CANTOR: HOUSE "MIGHT" CONSIDER IMMIGRATION REFORM (NO!)
Posted on 07/06/2013 11:20:33 AM PDT by onyx
While most Americans rank the economy and government spending as the top challenges facing the nation, the Senate last month rushed through a comprehensive immigration bill to give amnesty to 11 million illegal aliens. The effort was more about the perceived needs of the Republican Party than the nation as a whole. The swift Senate action was intended to pressure the House to pass amnesty into law. The House seems to have other ideas.
Last Friday, before Congress left for a week-long recess, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's office released to GOP House members a 3-page memo detailing issues that would be on the legislative calendar when Congress returned.
The memo discussed issues related to energy, education and government oversight. Immigration was only mentioned at the end, in a section headlined "a few additional items." This is not how a Chamber gears up for work on a complex legislative issue.
The House may begin consideration of the border security measures that have been passed by the Homeland Security and Judiciary Committees and begin reviewing other immigration proposals, Mr. Cantor wrote, noting that Republicans will hold an internal conference on the issue on July 10th.
Speaker Boehner has repeatedly said that the House won't consider the Senate bill. It's been working on several pieces of legislation that cover various aspects of our immigration system. This piecemeal approach provides greater deliberation and consideration than the 1,000+ bill approach embraced by the Senate. The public is still learning the details of the bill passed by 68 Senators last month.
The idea that Senate action would force the House's hand was always silly. The House doesn't simply act on the whims of Senators. Having to face voters every 2 years, the House is more sensitive to grass-roots sentiment than the Senate.
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You can always count on Eric and Paul Ryan to be on the same page as Juan McKeating.
Fire up big time.
Let Eric Cantor hear from us!
If the GOP in the house votes for this bill the official death of the Republican Party won’t be too long after it. Why are these people so scared and stupid of doing the right thing? Being Democrat-lite won’t get you any voters.
“The House may begin consideration of the border security measures that have been passed by the Homeland Security and Judiciary Committees and begin reviewing other immigration proposals, Mr. Cantor wrote, noting that Republicans will hold an internal conference on the issue on July 10th.”
what’s wrong with this??? best thing the House could do is rip apart the Senate bill, showing what a fraud it is and comparing it to the disaster that is obamacare....if the Congress comes out with a dynamite border security plan they can stick it to obama and the rest of the demoKrats- never mind mclame and the GOPe....
If the GOP in the house votes for this, it WILL be the death of the Republican Party. The Republican Party is dead long Live the new CONSERVATIVE Party!
And this is where we get set up to be stabbed in the back again.
Start forming the Freedom Party Sarah and Levin, we're going to need it.
It’ll be the death of our Republic, never mind the idiot Republican Party!
You Don’ t understand the process. Any immigration bill the house passes goes to conference where the senate replaces it with their version and we are SCREWED!
The only way to kill the Senate version is to refuse to take up ANY immigration legislation.
“If the GOP in the house votes for this, it WILL be the death of the Republican Party”
The Republican party died a long time ago.
We knew they were going to do this. It’s all part of the coup.
Boehner and the Ruling Class Cats in the GOP are going to “craft” their own bill - then go to Reconciliation and come out with a slightly modified Senate bill, and they will claim what the lying sacks are already claiming; that they fought for ‘conservative measures’ in the bill.
It’s a shell game folks. They are all playing us for fools, the ENTIRETY of Washington.
Until we recognize the lot of them as enemies, we have no chance in hell to preserve what liberties we have left.
They will abolish and eradicate those, along with the very people who hold onto them.
Eric Cantor is forever sending me mail from
The best thing the House could do is consider no immigration bill at all. Any bill passed would have to be conferenced with the Senate bill and given the known Republican tendency to grovel at the feet of Democrats, we'd lose not only border security, but the country as well.
House Republicans are absolute MORONS if they pass this bill..The Senate doing it didnt surprise me since they are mostly full of RINO trash, but House Republicans..we cant rely on them either??
In my opinion the wrongness lies in my belief that immigration reform is not needed, but rather existing laws need to be enforced.
If the House passes an immigration reform bill, even loaded with border security provisions, all bets are off when the House and Senate take up the two bills in conference committee. Case in point, ObamaCare. Another factor, Amnesty proponents only need 18 GOP members to join with the Rats to pass something similar to the Senate bill. No House action at all is the only sure way to kill Amnesty.
It offends me to no end these politicians enact major changes for American society, without a single public hearing.
IF there were hearings we could have reaction, and people would be able to expose all the crazy extra provisions which are hidden under the simplistic name of the bill.
Why not hold hearings and a national debate on these subjects? These politicians are just awful leaders.
What new conservative party?
I have long wondered the same thing. It is not like smart people have never tried to tell them about terrible bills, like amnesty, yet they continue to do the wrong thing. I am just cynical enough, to think maybe they are simply RINOs, or worse, closet democrats in disguise.
What he said.
The one that all true Conservatives should run to from the GOP. What it will be I don’t know. I just have a gut feeling that we will need one.
So the game is on.
Cantor should visit Mexico to see the country that he’s going to live in if he sells us out.
Of course, he won’t be in the government of either country, because the rest of us will have walked away from his party, which will soon consist of 10 guys on K street explaining to the other 10 guys on Wall Street why money doesn’t actually equal votes.
Votes come from people, who actually remember when someone tries to screw them.
Someone who knows the law better than I can probably confirm this, but I think it goes to reconciliation if the House passes a companion bill to the Senate. It doesn’t matter if the two bills are radically different. The House bill might not even include a path to citizenship, aka amnesty.
If the bills go to reconciliation, the House and Senate choose representatives from each to hash out the differences. Conservatives will be outnumbered by Democrats and RINOs during these negotiations, so we’ll almost certainly get amnesty or worse back into the combined bill.
At that point the single bill goes back to the House and Senate for final approval. I believe it can then be passed by simply majorities. I’m not sure if the Senate filibuster rules still apply. Either way, if the House votes, it will pass amnesty. The Democrats will vote in lockstep (or nearly so), and a handful of RINOs will put it over the top. Additionally, many traitorous Republicans who would love to vote for the bill won’t need to. They’ll be given political cover throughout the process.
My congresscreature always votes with Boehner, however he votes. But I'll call her again anyway.
Immigration reform ought to be a military operation:
Article IV, Section. 4.
The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion; and on Application of the Legislature, or of the Executive (when the Legislature cannot be convened), against domestic Violence.
Because they have been promised positions as apparatchiks in the New World Order.
Cantor to me has the same affect as Al Gore. A bit unbalanced.
It’s a bad things because both bills go to a conference committee made of House and Senate members that works out any differences between the versions. The House version would almost certainly be gutted. Then the consolidated bill goes back to the House and Senate for final approval by simple majorities. In the House, that means all Democrats and a handful of Republican traitors pass the bill.
Course they will. *slams head against wall*
They aren’t officially dead? Could have fooled me.
He need go no further than san antonio to see what kind of country he wants to foist on us
He must also visit the upper moddle class areas and visit with the residents loaded taking money from our children for their children to use for their education
They might speak english to him if he insults them with his refusal to speak the local language. That is before they charge past him in their escalade
They are so victomized and needy
They justify it by blaming us for fomenting the drug trade in their country
Cantor does not belong in cingress making constitutional crisis causing decisions
He is not mentally equipped. Be is as doltish as nancy pelosi
“Republocratic party are for sure going to do this bill, they have learned from ObamaFascist to RULE the country not fear the people.
The government does after all just kill those who oppose them......
They will be disposed of as readily as any thug who fools around with organized criminals
KILL THE BILL!!
Apparently “reconciliation” is a term used for budget bills only. Other bills go to a conference committee.
If the House passes a companion bill, it will go to a conference committee, the Senate’s version (or worse) will make it out of that committee, and the amnesty can then be passed by a simple voting majority in the House.
Many House Republicans who would like to support the bill but are afraid of the political ramifications won’t need to do so. The bill will be passed by Democrats and a small number of Republicans who are either retiring or will be promised nice perks, like plush jobs, if they’re voted out for passing the bill. The other Republicans will be given political cover to continue to work behind the scenes against their constituencies.
I was furious when I received a notice about this article in my e-mail! I’m still FURIOUS!
I hope these moron-traitors hold town halls during their August recesses.
I’m so mad, I could spit nails.
Slam them all with emails and calls.
Reconciliation will give us AMNESTY.
No—if the House comes out with a dynamite border plan, leadership will send it to reconciliation with the Senate plan, the Senate plan will be instituted—and the GOP cowards will have passed the Senate amnesty while claiming all the time that they didn’t.
Did the gluttons remove ObamaCARE/RomneyCARE????
Did they defund ANYTHING to close the border
or stop the arms flow to al Qaeda???
true conservatives: please reflect on what our Lord is trying to get you to do. this constant affliction, going on for more than two decades since Reagan should have sunk in by now.
Ya can never trust a TARPer.
These pols NEVER learn.
I would expect nothing less from the GOP.
Thank you so much and your graphic is great!
To L with the Republicans.
Yep. Our last stand and look at them.
Pathetic and outrageous.
Burn up their phone lines!