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McConnell: Immigration reform not going to happen in 2014
The Hill ^ | 4 Feb 14 | Alexander Bolton

Posted on 02/04/2014 4:13:46 PM PST by SkyPilot

Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Tuesday that he does not see any way the Democratic-controlled Senate and GOP-led House will agree on immigration reform legislation this year.

ADVERTISEMENT McConnell’s comments, which came after he met with the Senate GOP conference over lunch, poured cold water over the growing buzz there could be an immigration deal this year.

McConnell said a deal’s unlikely given what he called the “irresolvable” differences between the Senate and House.

“I think we have sort of an irresolvable conflict here,” he told reporters. “The Senate insists on comprehensive [legislation]. The House says it won’t go to conference with the Senate on comprehensive and wants to look at [it] step by step.

“I don’t see how you get to an outcome this year with the two bodies in such a different place,” he said.

Senate Democrats say immigration legislation must include all the major components of reform, tying a path to citizenship for an estimated 11 million immigrants with border security and worker visa provisions.

House GOP leaders released a set of immigration reform principles last week during a three-day retreat on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. The principles largely reflect the Senate-passed bill but does not include a direct path to citizenship for millions of illegal immigrants.

McConnell, however, said Tuesday he thinks the bigger obstacle is that Senate Democrats want to overhaul the nation’s immigration laws in one large package while House Republicans want piecemeal reform.

Senate Republican Whip John Cornyn (R-Texas) said a comprehensive package is unpalatable to many Republicans.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aliens; amnesty; illegals; immigration; welfare
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To: SkyPilot

Translation:
The Scumbag is worried about re-election. He’ll postpone collaboration until AFTER the fools renominate him.


21 posted on 02/04/2014 5:09:18 PM PST by ZULU (Magua is sitting in the Oval Office. Ted Cruz/Phil Robertson in 2016.)
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22 posted on 02/04/2014 5:15:42 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: SkyPilot

Oh, yes, let’s cook up a scheme where the REPe want amnesty, but perhaps really don’t...then allow other REPe to come through and “stop it” to help their re-election...and once re-elected, then pass amnesty and cheer 0bummer.


23 posted on 02/04/2014 5:27:47 PM PST by CincyRichieRich (Keep your lid on; don't let anyone dump garbage on you.)
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To: SkyPilot

Mitch has seen his latest poll numbers and Bevin’s latest poll numbers. Time to bail.


24 posted on 02/04/2014 5:49:12 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: SkyPilot

McC may be lying on this. He’s trying to woo over Bevin backers for the fall.


25 posted on 02/04/2014 6:15:29 PM PST by Theodore R. (TX Republicans to endorse Cornball and George P! Stay tuned March 4)
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To: Zenjitsuman

As bad as McC is, people in KY think he’s peaches and cream. They must be truly uninformed.


26 posted on 02/04/2014 6:16:30 PM PST by Theodore R. (TX Republicans to endorse Cornball and George P! Stay tuned March 4)
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To: SkyPilot

Ryan must be begging Schumer to let him switch parties, but Charlie says, “No, Paul, you’re much more helpful in the ‘opposition’.”


27 posted on 02/04/2014 6:17:58 PM PST by Theodore R. (TX Republicans to endorse Cornball and George P! Stay tuned March 4)
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To: uncitizen

“Devious”: it’s a word that confuses the American people.


28 posted on 02/04/2014 6:18:43 PM PST by Theodore R. (TX Republicans to endorse Cornball and George P! Stay tuned March 4)
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To: SkyPilot

Who taught Ryan how to betray: Kemp, Boehner, or Romney?


29 posted on 02/04/2014 6:19:45 PM PST by Theodore R. (TX Republicans to endorse Cornball and George P! Stay tuned March 4)
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To: Theodore R.

SO MANY Americans are so far gone, so asleep....somehow we just have to wake them up. I know we are tired of talking to their cold, dead eyes, but we have to because we are sprinting toward the finish line and we are losing.


30 posted on 02/04/2014 6:22:47 PM PST by uncitizen (Impeach the Communist Already!)
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To: uncitizen

SO MANY Americans are so far gone, so asleep...

Truer words have never been written concerning the current state of our once great country....Horrible state for Lady Liberty.....Patriotic leaders in powerful positions can be counted on one hand.....


31 posted on 02/04/2014 7:36:41 PM PST by selfdefense
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To: SkyPilot

Mitch is feeling the heat from his base back home isn’t he?


32 posted on 02/04/2014 8:01:26 PM PST by Tzimisce
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To: SkyPilot

McConnell should have kicked the GOP Gang members off committees. Flake, Hatch, Cornyn and Graham should not be on the Judiciary.


33 posted on 02/04/2014 8:10:00 PM PST by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: so_real

his comment is a lol..fear can bring a politican around, at least for a while..election=fear. Hope he doesn’t get another 6 years...


34 posted on 02/04/2014 8:18:30 PM PST by goat granny (.)
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To: SkyPilot

Bwahahaha!


35 posted on 02/04/2014 11:29:50 PM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: uncitizen

I had the same thought — a disinformation ploy.


36 posted on 02/05/2014 6:58:33 AM PST by expat2
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To: unixfox

Not pathetic — it worked well for super-RINO John McCain.


37 posted on 02/05/2014 7:01:11 AM PST by expat2
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To: Zenjitsuman

He should call out Ayotte, Pryor and Hagan and make it a political issue for them.


38 posted on 02/05/2014 9:48:37 PM PST by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: Theodore R.

Well, speaking as someone “next door” (we see a lot of the KY political ads on TV, and spend a lot of time in and have many friends in KY), I’d have to say that McConnell’s main appeal is bringing home the pork. In fact, that seems to be pretty much the entire focus of his current ads. “He cares”, you know. And, it is true that he’s more conservative on most issues than whoever runs against him in the fall. But, and I’ll grant you this is not a scientific poll by any means, I don’t think a lot of Kentuckians are particularly happy with Mitch at this point.


39 posted on 02/05/2014 10:54:56 PM PST by Paul R. (We are in a break in an Ice Age. A brief break at that...)
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