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Reid Reiterates: We’ve Got the Votes for Immigration Reform

by Jacquelyn Mahendra on 06/23/2009 at 8:17pm

REIDJust in case there was any doubt the first time around, Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) is standing firmly behind his recent statements on having the votes to pass comprehensive immigration reform

In “Reid claims he has votes for reform,” Politico’s Alex Isenstadt reports:

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said once again Tuesday that he has the votes to pass comprehensive immigration reform.

The only problem is finding floor time – and the political will in the Senate – to dig in on such a heated issue again.

“What is impeding comprehensive immigration reform is any floor time to do it,” Reid told reporters. “I think we have the floor votes to do it.”

Reid said he had recently spoken with senior White House adviser Pete Rouse about his desire for a detailed immigration reform bill and that he was confident his views had been passed on to President Barack Obama.

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