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Rep. Paul Ryan: House Will Pass Its Own Immigration Reform Bill

According to the Associated Press, it is "near certain" that the Senate will approve its immigration reform bill.  Rather surprisingly, Rep. Paul Ryan said today he believes the House will approve its version of the bill too.
Some GOP lawmakers have appealed to House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, not to permit any immigration legislation to come to a vote for fear that whatever its contents, it would open the door to an unpalatable compromise with the Senate. At the same time, the House Judiciary Committee is in the midst of approving a handful of measures related to immigration, action that ordinarily is a prelude to votes in the full House. Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., said Tuesday that the Senate's advancement of stronger border security measures makes it "even more likely" that immigration reform will pass the House and become law. He said that the House won't take up the Senate bill but will do its own legislation, and added, "the majority of Republicans support the border security" as the keystone of immigration reform. He spoke on CBS' "This Morning."
One Tea Party site is already calling Ryan's prediction "the death knell of the GOP."

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