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Immigration: Boehner Confirms Hastert Rule in House, Senate Kills Border Fence Measure

Jim Oakland Wrote: Jun 20, 2013 10:59 AM
Effectively, the process is so bad that representatives would be voting for a bill without even knowing what the final bill will be after it leaves the senate. Some representatives could be strongly against the final bill and have no way to stop it.

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 were indicating that he would respect the so-called 'Hastert rule' by ensuring that any immigration reform legislation brought to the floor would enjoy the backing of a majority of House Republicans.  On Tuesday, the Speaker confirmed those reports publicly:

Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) on Tuesday told GOP lawmakers that he would adhere to the “Hastert Rule” on immigration reform and not hold a vote without the support of a majority...