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Obama: House can pass immigration before recess

By Associated Press

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PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — President Barack Obama is urging the House to quickly send him an immigration bill, saying there's more than enough time to do so before Congress takes its August recess.

Obama says he has urged both House Speaker John Boehner and House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi to find a way to pass a bill. He says a sweeping immigration measure that cleared the Senate with a large bipartisan majority Thursday is a "sound framework" that has been debated for weeks.

Obama says the House has a "bunch of weeks" to get the bill done and "now's the time."

Boehner has said the House will craft its own bill and not simply take up the Senate version.

Obama spoke Saturday during a news conference in South Africa with President Jacob Zuma.







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serious wrote:
Sure, he's on a $100,000,000 taxpayer paid family vacation!! Does he ever spend time in the WH and handle the affairs of state?
on June 29,2013 | 05:33AM
DanLBoom wrote:
Sequestration?? What sequestration.Not good for the "Optics" pres....He can do the talk ,but not do the walk.The House of Reps should not act so quickly like the "Obama Care".Remember this..."You have to pass the bill first ,to know whats inside the bill ".Imua
on June 29,2013 | 07:16AM
loio wrote:
the House better not, the Senate passed bill is a DISASTER. Just like Obamacare ... and Obama.
on June 29,2013 | 06:34AM
allie wrote:
House won't pass it
on June 29,2013 | 07:48AM
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