Speaker Dangles Possibility of CIR

In his first press conference since the federal government opened back up after a nearly three-week shutdown, House Speaker John Boehner said it was definitely possible to bring comprehensive immigration reform legislation to the House floor this year.

“This year” meaning in the next few weeks because — unless congressional leaders change their minds — Congress is scheduled to adjourn for the year sometime next month.

“I still think that immigration reform is an important subject that needs to be addressed and I am hopeful,” Boehner said during a Q&A session at the National Republican Committee offices on Capitol Hill Wednesday afternoon.

Boehner with Rep. Lynn Jenkins (R-KS).  Photo Credit: Reuters/Jonathan Ernst
Boehner with Rep. Lynn Jenkins (R-KS).
Photo Credit: Reuters/Jonathan Ernst

 

 

 

 

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