Top Republican Says House Will Act On Immigration Reform Before 2014 Election
Post date: Nov 15, 2013 5:59:10 PM
WASHINGTON -- Rep. Greg Walden (R-Ore.), the lawmaker tasked with electing Republicans to the House, said Friday his chamber will act on immigration reform before the 2014 midterm elections.
Keeping in line with GOP leadership, the chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee said the House will pursue a piecemeal approach, but it will not go to conference on the Senate's comprehensive bill or take up similar legislation introduced by House Democrats.
"Between now and the election I think the House will take up immigration in a piece-by-piece approach," Walden told reporters at a breakfast sponsored by the Christian Science Monitor.
I really think it will have to wait until after the 2014 GOP Primaries before establishment Republicans will feel safe voting for comprehensive immigration reform. (RD)