House Speaker John Boehner says he thinks there’s a good chance that legislation overhauling America’s immigration system can be signed into law “by the end of the year.”
The Republican leaders of the House of Representatives are pledging to act to fix the nation’s immigration system but making clear that they will not simply accept legislation passed by the Senate.
Some feisty Republicans are challenging the claim, widely held among GOP leaders, that the party must support more liberal immigration laws if it’s to be more competitive in presidential elections.
Vice President Joe Biden, Speaker John Boehner and former Rep. Gabby Giffords were on hand to dedicate a room in the Capitol Visitor Center to a congressional staffer killed two years ago in the attack on Giffords that took six lives.
Confronting bipartisan criticism, President Barack Obama conceded Saturday his proposed budget is not his “ideal plan” but said it offers “tough reforms” to the nation’s benefit programs while closing loopholes for the wealthy, a mix that he argued will provide long-term deficit reduction without harming the economy.
A bipartisan group of House members working in secret on a comprehensive immigration bill is nearing completion and has met with party leaders to brief them.
House Speaker John Boehner says former Republican colleague Bob Ney is a disgraced congressman who went to jail and that Ney’s criticisms of Boehner in a new book are “baseless and false.”
Top Republican congressional leaders differ on their views of the sequester cuts.
No progress to report in negotiations with Congress, President Barack Obama on Tuesday singled out for praise the few Republicans who say they’re open to aspects of his approach to averting looming government-wide spending cuts, seeking to turn up the heat on GOP leaders ahead of Friday’s deadline.
President Barack Obama teed it up with Tiger Woods on Sunday.
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