Obama to GOP: Pass a Bill



Responding to House Speaker John Boehner’s assertion that the president was acting like an emperor with his immigration actions, President Obama declared on Sunday, “Well, my response is pass a bill. Congress has a responsibility to deal with these issues and there are some things that I can’t do on my own.”

The interview, which was taped Friday, was aired Sunday on ABC’s This Week. The president pointed to a bill passed by the U.S. Senate last year that overhauled the immigration system, and pressed the Speaker to take it up. Read more.

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  1. The nightmare is the Republicans obstructing everything. The Senate passed an immigration reform bill in June 2013 — 17 months ago. But the Republicans in the House have refused to hold hearings, refused to write their own bill, refused to allow a vote on the Senate bill. There isn’t time left in the session for the first two but Boehner should call Obama’s bluff and bring the Senate bill up for a free vote. It might pass, which would eliminate the justification (and the need) for Obama’s executive actions.

    But I doubt that this will happen. Republicans didn’t say squat with 2 of the last 3 Republican Presidents suspended deportations by executive action. What they really want is to deny Obama any political victories, no matter how much it harms the country.


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