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.
Seven months after the Senate approved a comprehensive reform bill to overhaul the nation’s broken immigration system, House Republican leaders released a document that outlined a “step-by-step” plan to deal with the undocumented population.
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."