Just as House Republicans prepare to release a new, narrower proposal that they hope has a better chance of passage, Ryan seemed to step back from his previous support for reform, suggesting that something like the Senate bill would be "amnesty."
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Between one-third to half of all undocumented immigrants could gain legal status and obtain a green card if a series of yet-to-be introduced Republican piecemeal proposals become law, according to a new report out Tuesday.
North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory (R) dismissed concerns that a majority-minority district may go unrepresented for an entire year, suggesting that delaying the special election until November would not hurt citizens because Congress gets nothing done in the fall anyway.
The House is still scheduled to vote on a package of three Republican-led bills to ease regulations governing cleanup of hazardous waste sites and weaken the Environmental Protection Agency's authority over states in the face of a veto threat from the White House.
Rep. Tom Rice, a staunch opponent of the Affordable Care Act, introduced a House resolution last week proposing that the House of Representatives sue President Obama to force faster implementation of the Obamacare employer mandate provisions.