True to his word?
SenateGOP Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has opened debate in his chamber of Congress on Immigration reform…
There are numerous views among his fellow Senators and several bill idea’s floating around….
But immigration is a tough subject for lawmakers , who have taken the lead in the Senate at trying to come up with something of a bill….
The fate of whatever they would approve is gonna have problems in the US House….
But doing something is a MUST for Democrats who have been leveraged by Republicans who know all to well that they probably have less then 10 months before they possible lose their majority in the House…
Stay tuned for more….
With the fate of hundreds of thousands of young, undocumented immigrants in the balance, the Senate on Monday began an open-ended debate on immigration — an exceedingly rare step that, in effect, will allow senators to attempt to build a bill from scratch on the Senate floor.
The highly unusual debate, expected to unfold throughout the week, will test whether a series of legislative concepts and proposals championed by President Trump and a variety of Republicans and Democrats can garner 60 votes, the threshold for a measure to pass the Senate. No one has any idea how it will turn out.
“Whoever gets to 60 wins,” Senator Mitch McConnell, the Republican leader, told reporters last week. “And it will be an opportunity for 1,000 flowers to bloom.”
The debate kicked off Monday evening with a procedural vote on an unrelated House-passed measure that will serve as a shell for building an immigration bill. By a vote of 97 to 1, with only Senator Ted Cruz, Republican of Texas, dissenting, senators took the first step toward consideration of the underlying measure, as expected.
The push on immigration comes against the backdrop of a ticking clock, and months of congressional inaction…..