Boehner Eyes Right as Senate Nears End on Immigration


We’ll see if we can count on Boehner to do the right thing.
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Speaker John A. Boehner looked to shore up his right flank Wednesday ahead of a looming battle over immigration as the Senate lurched its way to the finish line.

The Supreme Court, meanwhile, gave the issue a lift by taking the thorny issue of gay rights off the table, while advocates continued to march on Congress and demand action.
Boehner’s Pledge

The Ohio Republican reaffirmed his commitment to House Republicans on Wednesday that he would not bring up the Senate bill for a vote in the House. While that bill has significant Republican support — and seems certain to get close to 70 votes on final passage — it has also faced a sizable backlash among parts of the party’s base.

According to a source in the room, Boehner told lawmakers Wednesday morning that the House would do its own bill “through regular order and it’ll be a bill that reflects the will of our majority and the people we represent.”



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