Senate Democratic Immigration Negotiators to Meet With House Democrats
The four Senate Democrats who negotiated an immigration reform bill will cross the Capitol to meet Tuesday morning with the House Democratic Caucus at its weekly meeting, a House source confirmed.
The session was announced via Twitter by the office of Sen. Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y.
“Looking forward to discussing immigration w/ @housedemocrats tomorrow along w/ @SenatorDurbin @Menendez4NJ @SenBennetCO,” Schumer’s staff posted.
The meeting is slated to begin at 9 a.m. Immigration reform has a tough road ahead in the Republican-controlled House. The GOP caucus will meet Wednesday to discuss its approach to the legislation, which is widely viewed as a political necessity for the Republican Party and recently got the endorsement of former President George W. Bush, who failed in his own right to get a bill in 2007.
Speaker John A. Boehner, R-Ohio, told reporters Monday border security would have to come first, though the Senate bill includes boosted security provisions that irked many Democrats.