Today, House Democrats introduced the discharge petition for the House immigration bill, HR 15. You can watch their press conference here:
The need for a discharge petition was underscored just a few hours later, when a procedural tactic might’ve brought HR 15 to the House floor for a full vote — yet nearly every single Republican blocked it. House Republicans today once again displayed their short-sightedness on immigration reform and the Latino vote, and it looks as if their reckoning might soon be coming.
As for what a discharge petition is? Watch Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO) explain it: