In a blow to the chances of the Senate's immigration bill being signed into law, House Speaker John Boehner has decided he won't bring a bill up for a vote in the House without the support of the majority of his conference. David Drucker has the scoop at the Washington Examiner:
House Speaker John Boehner is not going to bring a comprehensive immigration-reform plan to the floor if a majority of Republicans don't support it, sources familiar with his plans said.
"No way in hell," is how several described the chances of the speaker acting on such a proposal without a majority of his majority behind him.
Boehner, R-Ohio, does not view immigration in the same vein as the fiscal cliff last December, when he backed a bill that protected most Americans from a tax increase even though less than half of the GOP lawmakers were with him, said multiple sources, who spoke anonymously to allow greater candor.
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