As of the end of the day Tuesday, 190 U.S. representatives have signed a “discharge petition,” a rarely-used parliamentary maneuver, aimed at forcing a vote on comprehensive immigration reform — including all but 10 members of the House Democratic Caucus.
One day before House Democrats are set to introduce a discharge petition that aims to force a vote on immigration reform, a nonpartisan federal agency has projected that reform could reduce the national budget deficit.
The House of Representatives is planning to vote next week to overturn a 108 year-old law that presidents of both parties have used to protect iconic American places, including the Grand Canyon, the Statue of Liberty, and Arches National Park.
The NRDC called the passage of the bill in the House "a major weakening of the Clean Air Act." Prospects are weaker in the Senate, and President Obama would be expected to veto it if it came to his desk, however.
The House Science, Space, and Technology Committee on Wednesday held a hearing titled “Examining the Science of EPA Overreach,” which attempted to show how the agency has unnecessarily burdened businesses with pesky pollution regulations.
A citizenship provision is one of the biggest points of contention among some House Republicans who have already condemned any path out of the shadows as “amnesty.” Yet such a provision could be one of the best, long-lasting investments in the American economy.