Senate passes their amnesty bill with a vote of 68 to 32, but Paul Ryan says the House of Representatives won't take up the Senate bill and will instead pass their own version of immigration reform.
In the recent past, the House of Representatives have passed bill after bill, with bipartisan support and the Democratically controlled Senate has either refused to bring them to the floor, or killed them along partisan lines.
Via Politico, Paul Ryan says the House won't take up the Senate bill:
Rep. Paul Ryan says the House won’t be taking up the Senate immigration bill, but it will be working on its own legislation that he says will create a “workable legal immigration system.”
The Wisconsin Republican told Sean Hannity on Fox News on Wednesday that the border security amendment to immigration reform passed by the Senate brings that bill closer to the House position, but he wants to make sure there are “triggers” in the final bill.
“We’re not going to bring up the Senate bill, we’re going to do it our own way, on our own very methodical way, because we want to make sure we get this stuff right,” Ryan said. “We want to have real triggers on the border, real triggers on what we call the e-verify.”
There is a total of 40 different jobs bills alone the House of Representatives have passed that are stuck in the Senate, many of which passed with bipartisan support, so it will be quite entertaining to see Senate majority leader, Harry Reid (D-NV) whine and complain that the Senate bill is bipartisan and the House refuses to bring it to the floor.
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