All Anyone Needs To Know About Boehner: Obama Calls On Boehner From Africa To Push Immigration Through The HouseSubmitted by emalvini on Fri, 06/28/2013 - 17:12
All Anyone Needs To Know About Boehner: Obama Calls On Boehner From Africa To Push Immigration Through The House
3:21 PM 06/28/2013
White House Correspondent
President Barack Obama took a break from his Africa trip to pressure the House Republican leadership to help rewrite the nation’s immigration laws.
He also tried — but failed — to reach and congratulate Sen. Marco Rubio, the chief GOP supporter of the Senate bill.
Obama called the Republican Speaker of the House, Rep. John Boehner, and the Democratic leader, Rep. Nancy Pelosi, and “urged them to take up immigration reform now that the Senate had passed a comprehensive bill with a large bipartisan majority,” spokesman Jay Carney said during an informal press conference aboard Air Force One, while flying to Johannesburg, South Africa.