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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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!
I've never seen it in a political party, and a nation, before.
Live long enough, you see it all.
And people still believe the republican party is alive? I don’t get this.
They betrayed us with Obamacare.
I used to think Eric Cantor was a decent American. He’s turned into a disgusting pig who is betraying his country for campaign contributions, power and other considerations.
And of course he falsely claims to be a conservative.
Is there not one loyal American?
Bonehead and Cant-or are RINO cavers. did you expect otherwise?
No, I did not.
That figures. You can always count on that little RINO POS to be eager to pass any progressive big govt idea. He is as bad or worse than Boehner. Ryan will be only too eager to join in. Screw all of them.
What’s to “consider”? We’re either going to destroy America by importing 50 million foreign freeloaders or we aren’t going to. If we do, I don’t want to hear the commie ‘RATS whining about “poverty” and people without “healthcare” anymore. The ‘RATS are the morons causing the problems here in America.
These aholes need to be terminated either by election or other means. They are traitors to our country and have broken vows that they won elections on.
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