House Republican leaders intervened Friday to prevent a vote on immigration legislation, dealing a severe blow to election-year efforts to overhaul the dysfunctional system.
WASHINGTON — President Obama put Congress on notice Tuesday night that he is poised to act without their help, but congressional Republicans countered that a president can go only so far without the legislative branch, even one as unpopular as … Continue reading
Congress is so last year. As expected, President Obama made clear — both in terms of the policy proposals he outlined and the rhetoric he used to do it — that his focus for the next year would be on … Continue reading
Immigration If there is one legislative compromise that Mr. Obama just might reach with lawmakers this year, it could be over an overhaul of the nation’s immigration laws. But the president barely mentioned the issue on Tuesday, devoting just one … Continue reading
WASHINGTON — After five years of fractious political combat, President Obama declared independence from Congress on Tuesday as he vowed to tackle economic disparity with a series of limited initiatives on jobs, wages and retirement that he will enact without … Continue reading
WASHINGTON — President Obama urged Congress in his State of Union speech to “fix our broken immigration system,” saying both political parties stood to gain by helping millions of undocumented immigrants get a legal foothold in America.
President Barack Obama devoted only a short portion of his speech to immigration, one of his top policy priorities in 2013. The reason for his brevity could be that the politics surrounding the issue are currently more delicate than ever.
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama says Democrats and Republicans in the House want to overhaul immigration laws. He calls on them to pass legislation this year.
WASHINGTON – House Republicans are getting pressure from a key Senate Republican and others as they get ready to tackle legislation aimed at overhauling the nation’s immigration system.
Depending on which publication you read, Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) will soon release either a blue print which will show positions on everything about immigration, or a broad napulus set of principles designed to be “intentionally squishy, giving lawmakers lots … Continue reading