President Barack Obama will try to ratchet up pressure on House Republicans this week to pass legislation overhauling the nation’s immigration laws.
Framing a new argument against President Barack Obama’s health care law, congressional GOP leaders called Tuesday for a delay in the law’s requirement that individual Americans carry health insurance.
Top Republican leaders are calling for President Barack Obama to move back the Affordable Care Act’s requirement that individuals carry health insurance a week after the White House declared a one-year delay for businesses to implement the employer mandate.
The immigration protesters advanced on the news conference, poking signs that read “Do Not Reward Criminals” and “No Amnesty!” over the heads of Republicans who had just finished speaking about finding a civilized tone in the year’s most difficult debate.
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.