Congress Unlikely to Pass Immigration Bill

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AL.com Article

“We’ve got a lot of things on our plate,” House Speaker John Boehner

“Why don’t we just pack up and go home?” countered House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., has made it clear he doesn’t intend to seek passage of a second Obama priority, this one a bill to facilitate passage of trade deals with Europe and Asia.

My opinion: There is going to be a substantial amount of political posturing leading up to the Fall elections. Neither party wants to allow bills to pass that will weaken their chances of reelection or possibly losing seats in either chamber. In the Republicans’ case, this would be the immigration bill. In the Democrats case, they see the forthcoming trade deal as a contentious issue which involves the plight of many unions.

There is one thing that will be passed, and that is the looming debt ceiling (once again). I don’t foresee getting yet another round of government shutdowns as the last one clearly hurt the poll numbers of all incumbents and particularly the Republican party. But then again, I’ve been surprised before.

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