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House Has No Plans to Go to Conference on Senate Immigration Bill



(NAFB)--House Speaker John Boehner has said the House has no intention of ever entering negotiations with the Senate to work out differences between its own immigration plans and the Senate-passed immigration bill. The White House is urging Boehner to press forward with comprehensive immigration reform in the House. White House Press Secretary Jay Carney noted Boehner has instructed members of his team to devise principles on immigration reform - and called that a welcome step. Given his limited influence on House Republicans - President Obama is reaching out to audiences sympathetic to the idea of an overhaul in an effort to get them to generate pressure on the House. Boehner has stated many times he wants to see action on immigration. Other Republican leaders - including Budget Chair Paul Ryan - have also advocated broad legislative action. House Committees have passed five immigration bills and are expected to consider additional legislation. While reform advocates hoped the House would move legislation before the end of the year that could be married with the Senate’s bill - Boehner wants the House to take a common-sense, step-by-step approach. As principles are developed - Boehner said leaders will figure out how to move ahead.

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