Behind Closed Doors: Boehner Reaches Out To Democrats To Pass Amnesty BillSubmitted by emalvini on Thu, 07/11/2013 - 05:50
Behind Closed Doors: Boehner Reaches Out To Democrats To Pass Amnesty Bill
By JAKE SHERMAN, SEUNG MIN KIM and JOHN BRESNAHAN | 7/10/13 2:09 PM EDT Updated: 7/10/13 7:43 PM EDT
The House Republican leadership is reaching out to top House Democrats to assess their support for a piecemeal approach to immigration reform, according to sources involved in the discussions.
The House’s immigration gameplan is to pass individual bills rather than take the comprehensive approach advocated by the Senate. Speaker John Boehner’s (R-Ohio) team isn’t trying to cut a deal with Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), these aides caution. But deeply-divided Republicans want to get a read on what members of the minority party would back when immigration reform comes to the floor.