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June 18, 2013


Boehner Seeks Window for Immigration Bill

"John Boehner wants immigration reform to pass. To get it done, the House speaker will have to capitalize on the widening gap among conservatives, and he's preparing the groundwork to do it," National Journal reports.

"The rare split inside the conservative wing of Boehner's Republican conference offers him an uncommon opportunity to bring a bill to the floor without facing an insurrection among his members. It also means convincing enough conservatives that passing some immigration measure won't be preamble to the Senate using compromise negotiations to jam a more liberal version down the House's throat."

Said one GOP leadership aide: "Our conference is all over the place. Our goal here is to try and find that little slice of land where we can walk through and we're not crucified on either side."












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