GOP Leaders Continue to Hide Behind Lame Excuses to Avoid Voting on Immigration Reform House Republican leaders are concocting more and more excuses for their legislative inaction on immigration reform.  Unfortunately for them, the excuses don’t even pass the laugh test. Yesterday, Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) issued a statement full of righteous indignation that President… Continue »

Latino and Immigrant Leaders Protest Mike Coffman, John Boehner and Eric Cantor at Denver Fundraiser for Holding Immigration Reform Vote Hostage Outside a fundraiser headlined by House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) for Rep. Mike Coffman (R-CO) today, local leaders staged a rally to protest the fact that these three… Continue »

Speaker Boehner today was speaking to business leaders in San Antonio when he once again deflected blame for not passing immigration reform away from himself and his House GOP caucus. “Here’s my problem today, the president has decided he’s not going to adhere to the law,” Boehner said according to Jordan Fabian.  Before Republicans move… Continue »

It’s Been 306 Days Since Senate Passed its Immigration Bill; 59 Days Left Until Window of Opportunity Closes In a development that surprised no one, Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) yesterday walked back his comments from last week in which he mocked his fellow House Republicans for dragging their feet on immigration reform.  Speaker… Continue »

Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) recently generated wide attention by mocking his fellow House Republicans’ unwillingness to tackle immigration reform.  Yet the tough words from the Speaker about his conference belie the simple fact that Speaker Boehner himself could put immigration reform to a floor vote if he so desired and that a vote on reform would… Continue »

So why doesn’t Speaker Boehner just give us a floor vote on immigration reform already? He clearly wants to.  Yesterday, the Speaker made headlines after speaking at the Middletown Rotary Club in his home district, where he mocked his own caucus for being afraid to pass immigration reform. “Here’s the attitude. Ohhhh. Don’t make me… Continue »

On immigration reform, or the lack thereof, Speaker Boehner only has himself to blame. Byron York today has this piece in the Washington Examiner, breaking down Boehner’s struggle to pass immigration reform while the Steve King caucus in the House opposes it.  Presumably, that’s why Boehner is sending such mixed messages, telling donors that he… Continue »

Immigration reform advocates earlier this year vowed to further step up the pressure on House Republicans to pass immigration reform, and — in the words of Elise Foley — “it looks like Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) might not get to eat breakfast in peace until the House addresses immigration reform.” The mother of a DREAMer interrupted… Continue »

Debt Ceiling Vote Shows the Way to Pass Immigration Reform – Or Else Washington, DC – The House of Representatives yesterday passed a clean debt-ceiling bill, with Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) assembling a coalition of 28 Republicans and 193 Democrats to get a clean extension passed.  He ignored the “majority of the… Continue »