Next question: Will either of those bills succeed?
But its prospects are still looking bleak.
They had a cordial meeting, but didn't come to any conclusions.
The House GOP can't continue to block immigration reform and have their presidential candidates oppose the DACA program and expect to garner more Hispanic/Asian votes than they did in 2012.
Congress is now doing what it normally does, in an election year. This is not intended to sound cynical, as I actually think it is a good thing for a divided Congress to stand up for its divided beliefs -- even while knowing that almost none of the bills it now votes on have a prayer of becoming law before the election.
Democrats are focusing on a comprehensive immigration reform bill based on two pieces of legislation: the bill that passed
A majority of laws are passed after July in the second year of House terms. It has become conventional political wisdom that House Republicans will be open to compromising on immigration reform in the last few months before the 2014 midterms.
Asians and Hispanics will be 50 percent of new voters for 21 GOP districts in 2014. They will be 40-49 percent of new voters for 10 districts and 30-39 percent of new voters for 32 other districts. That's 63 Republican controlled districts in which many new voters will care about where their Congressperson stands on issues of immigration reform.
Well, I have to admit -- I never thought John Boehner was stupid enough to shut the government down over Obamacare. Shows what I know, right? Sigh.
That the train has jumped the rail. So now and again our leadership train Though it might be true that business is who