Tuesday, December 24, 2013
From The Hill:
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) predicted Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) will negotiate on comprehensive immigration reform next year, despite Boehner's declarations to the contrary.
The Democratic leader argued that Boehner has a new willingness to confront Tea Party groups and this, in turn, gives Reid confidence he will not have to break up the Senate immigration bill to negotiate a series of piecemeal reforms with the House.. . .
Boehner has vowed he would not let the Senate bill, which spans more than 1,200 pages, reach the negotiating table. . . .
“We have no intention of ever going to conference on the Senate bill,” Boehner told reporters last month. . .
Rep. Tom Cole (R-Okla.), a Boehner ally, told The Hill the House could move immigration legislation by next summer, depending on how the battle over the debt limit and other issues shape the start of 2014. Read more....