Reid: Boehner’s Openness to Immigration Bill ‘Music to my Ears’
Boehner is going to let conservatives down again.
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During an interview that aired on June 11, Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) said when it comes to immigration reform, he is going to “ensure that all members on both sides have a fair shot at their ideas.” According to Politico, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) said this was “music” to his “ears.”
Boehner said giving everyone a chance has been his method of running the House as Speaker to date, and that he was not going to change now. “[I’ve done this] more than any Speaker in modern history, to the point that there are some bills that have passed–with a majority of Democrats–in favor, and a minority of Republicans.”
The Speaker has received considerable criticism for breaking the Hastert Rule, under which a bill is not to pass without a “majority of the majority.” Boehner’s aides dismiss this criticism, saying Speaker Denny Hastert broke the rule even though it was named after him.