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Support Grows for Syria Military Force Authorization; GOP Leaders to Consider Immigration Reform; TSA to Expand Precheck Program

Legislative Activity Syria Military Force Authorization A small but growing group of lawmakers are supporting the authorization of military force in Syria by arguing that a strike could keep the Assad regime’s chemical weapons supply out of the hands of terrorist groups such as al Qaeda.  House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) stated last Tuesday, … Continue Reading

Senator Reid to Conclude Debate on Comprehensive Immigration Reform Bill; Speaker Boehner says Bipartisan Senate Bill Dead on Arrival

Legislative Activity Senate This week Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) is expected to conclude the debate and amendment process on the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act (S. 744) and bring the bill to a final vote on the Senate floor before Congress departs for the Fourth of July recess. Cloture votes are … Continue Reading

Senate Initiates Debate on Immigration Reform Act; House Gang of Seven Continues to Draft Bipartisan Immigration Reform Bill

Legislative Activity Senate The Senate initiated its debate on S. 744, the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act last week. Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) invoked cloture on a motion to proceed and began accepting amendments to the bill on Tuesday, June 11. Last Wednesday, June 12 the process got bogged down with … Continue Reading

Senate Continues Review of Comprehensive Immigration Reform Bill; House Subcommittee to Hold TWIC Program Hearings; DHS Updating NIPP

Legislative Activity Comprehensive Immigration Reform This week, the Senate will continue to consider its comprehensive immigration reform bill – the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act (S. 744) – though an amendment introduced by Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) regarding border security may hold up the process. Senator Cornyn’s amendment would add requirements to … Continue Reading

Senator Reid Filed Cloture on Immigration Reform Bill; House Bipartisan Gang of Eight is Now Gang of Seven – Final Drafting of Bill Underway

Legislative Activity Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) filed cloture on the motion to proceed to debate on the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act (S. 744) last Thursday, and the Senate will vote on the motion on Tuesday, June 11.  Majority Leader Reid plans to allow an open amendment process and up … Continue Reading
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