If Wednesday's effort by the House to deny funds for the president's executive action on immigration doesn't work, the chair of the House Judiciary Committee says Congress should pursue litigation.
The environment in the House for immigration reform is 'exceedingly difficult,' Rep. Goodlatte says at a Monitor breakfast with reporters. First, Obama must show 'some leadership.'
At a Monitor Breakfast with reporters, Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte said Boehner has been getting advice from constitutional scholars and trial attorneys about a House lawsuit against Obama.
The House Judiciary Committee is taking a closer look at the thorny issue of an internet sales tax today, while Treasury Secretary Jack Lew is set to testify before the Senate Budget Committee about revenue proposals in President Barack Obama's fiscal 2015 budget.
The government shutdown and looming debt-ceiling debate shouldn't prevent House Republicans from tackling comprehensive immigration reform. A practical, common-ground solution could improve America's fiscal health and it's what the majority of voters are calling for.
Some members of Congress argue that the Senate immigration reform bill should be broken up and considered piecemeal. But only comprehensive legislation will pull together the strange-bedfellow coalition necessary to secure enough votes to pass both the House and Senate.