Speaker John Boehner on Thursday declared that immigration reform was “absolutely not” dead for this Congress, renewing his commitment to the issue without laying out plans for a House vote.
“Is immigration reform dead? Absolutely not,” Boehner (R-Ohio) said during his weekly Capitol press conference. “I’ve made clear going back to the day after the last election in 2012 that it’s time for Congress to deal with this issue. I believe that Congress needs to deal with this issue.”