U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) wants the House of Representatives to take a second look at the Senate’s version of immigration reform. Durbin helped craft the legislation passed by the Senate in June, but House Republican leaders say they won’t bring the bill to a vote unless there’s enough support to pass it. Durbin says the bill deserves at least that much consideration.
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“If they don’t want to take up their version, that’s fine, I understand that. But to do nothing is unacceptable,” Durbin said.
The Senate bill passed with 68 votes, but House Republicans favor drafting stand-alone bills instead of a comprehensive package. Members of both chambers return to Washington on Sept. 9.