Boehner Puts Kibosh on Senate Immigration Bill


With mere days remaining in the 2013 legislative session before the congressional holiday break, House Majority Leader John Boehner has flatly denied that the House will take up the Senate's comprehensive immigration reform bill—a 1,300 page document—before the break, according to the The New York Times

In fact, Speaker Boehner went one step further.

"I’ll make clear we have no intention of ever going to conference on the Senate bill," he told The Times

The Senate bill passed the U.S. Senate with bipartisan support in June, but its consideration in the House of Representatives was delayed due to a general government shutdown in October caused by a Tea Party-led blockade of extending the nation's credit limit and funding of the Affordable Healthcare Act.

Nov. 10, Boise Weekly reported that the odds of the House taking up the Senate's immigration reform bill were slim, but the bill enjoys wide support from business leaders, immigrant rights advocates and faith leaders in Idaho and from across the country