The future of immigration reform is, for now at least, not up to House Speaker John Boehner. It is in the hands of a group of moderately conservative Republican senators who have to decide whether their desire to solve a decades-old problem outweighs their fears of retaliation from the party’s right wing.
1. If you want to understand the “Hastert Rule” and the choices facing House Republicans and John Boehner, then you definitely should be reading Sarah Binder’s excellent commentary. 2. Always fascinating: the latest Kaiser health care tracking poll. 3. Georgia … Continue reading ?
Frederick Douglass will be officially remembered on Capitol Hill, the Associated Press reports. On Wednesday, House Speaker John Boehner led the unveiling ceremony of a 7-foot bronze statue of the former slave in the U.S. Capitol's Emancipation Hall. Show More Summary
It’s a cliche to say that John Boehner has the toughest job in Washington, but like many cliches, it has a kernel of truth. Consigned to running a caucus that has little interest in governing (and even less in being governed), Boehner’s House has lurched from one crisis to the next. Show More Summary
As you know, John Boehner has ruled out letting the House vote on any immigration bill that doesn’t have the support of a majority of House Republicans. The latest is that Boehner has even clarified that this applies to anything … Continue reading ?
Here's what House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said about immigration reform, immediately after the 2012 elections:
Yesterday was a busy day on the immigration front. Let's get you caught up. Earlier in the week, sources close to House Speaker John Boehner...
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) told reporters Tuesday that he encouraged his Democratic cohorts in the Gang of Eight to push ahead with comprehensive immigration reform so that Speaker of the House John Boehner will be forced to play along. Show More Summary
Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) told reporters on Tuesday that he is against a “comprehensive” solution for immigration reform. He also stated that he would follow the so-called “Hastert Rule,” which is the unwritten procedural rule asserting that the Speaker of the House will not bring up a bill unless the majority of his party supports it. Show More Summary
House Speaker John Boehner told reporters the GOP's abortion ban that passed the House 228-196 on Tuesday won't change the party's relationship with women. He's half right. It won't change the party's relationship with women, because women already hate the GOP.
All up in your uterus, again. Or maybe it wasn't jobs. No, it definitely wasn't a vote about jobs, because John Boehner's House just doesn't do that. It was yet another vote—destined to be ignored by the Senate, and with a promised presidential veto—for yet one more abortion restriction. Show More Summary
Speaker John Boehner is extending his stated desire to uphold the so-called Hastert rule on immigration to any conference report on legislation related to comprehensive immigration reform. A conference report is what emerges after the...Show More Summary
On Tuesday, House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) vowed to not bring an immigration bill up for a vote unless he was certain that a majority of his party's members supported the legislation. The threat placed another roadblock in the path of immigration reform, and led some pundits to proclaim that the legislation is as good as dead. Show More Summary
House Speaker John Boehner said Tuesday that he does not “see any way” of bringing an immigration bill to the floor that does not have backing from a majority of the House’s GOP members, calling the border security provisions in the measure currently making its …
Will John Boehner break the Hastert rule and bring an immigration reform bill to the floor even if a majority of House Republicans oppose it? “It’s not gonna happen,” he said Tuesday. My colleague Greg Sargent thinks he’s bluffing. And … Continue reading ?
This isn't the least bit surprising. House Speaker John Boehner is not going to bring a comprehensive immigration-reform plan to the floor if a majority of Republicans don't support it, sources familiar with his plans said. "No way in...Show More Summary
Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) says that he’s going to wait for an immigration bill, or maybe several bills, to emerge from the House Judiciary Committee; take what results to the House floor; pass what they have; and go to conference. … Continue reading ?
House Speaker John Boehner said today that he wouldn't bring an immigration bill to the floor if it doesn't have the backing of a majority of the Republican conference. But he only committed to follow that guideline, commonly referred to as the "Hastert Rule," for initial passage of a House bill. Show More Summary
"I can't seem to persuade @ed_kilgore or @kdrum that Boehner may let immig reform pass w/mostly Ds," Greg Sargent tweets today. That's....sort of true. Here's Greg's latest in a series of blog posts making his case. It's a reponse to...Show More Summary
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The House of Representatives will not consider immigration legislation that does not have the support of most Republicans, Speaker John Boehner said on Tuesday, casting doubt on prospects for reform as the Senate prepares to vote...