Political Headlines June 5, 2013: House of Representatives Talks on Immigration Reform Near Collapse — Rep. Raul Labrador Abandons House ‘Gang of 8’ Immigration Talks

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Rep. Labrador Abandons House ‘Gang of 8′ Immigration Talks

Source: ABC News Radio, 6-5-13

After almost falling apart Wednesday, the House “Gang of 8″ lives on, as a “Gang of 7.”

Rep. Raul Labrador, R-Idaho, left the group after saying he could not come to an agreement with the other members on health care, sources within the meeting among the bipartisan group of representatives….READ MORE

Immigration Overhaul Hits Bump as Conservatives Brainstorm Next Move

Source: ABC News Radio, 6-5-13

With bipartisan discussions in the lower chamber seemingly on the brink of collapse, six Republican senators met with weary House conservatives on Wednesday afternoon to discuss the prospects of immigration overhaul.

Sens. Marco Rubio and Jeff Flake – both members of the Senate’s so-called Gang of Eight – joined Sens. Mike Lee, Ted Cruz, Rand Paul and Jeff Sessions to attend a meeting of the Republican Study Committee and debate the options ahead….READ MORE

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Political Headlines May 24, 2013: Sen Bob Menendez: Immigration Reform Doesn’t Have 60 Votes to Pass in Senate Yet

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Menendez: Immigration Reform Doesn’t Have 60 Votes Yet

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The Gang of Eight immigration bill does not yet have a 60-vote majority in the Senate, according to one of its authors, Sen. Bob Menendez….

“We don’t currently have 60 votes identified in the Senate,” he said during the interview with Ramos, which was conducted in Spanish for Al Punto, Univision’s Sunday public affairs show. “We need to add more votes on the floor.”…READ MORE

Political Headlines April 18, 2013: Bipartisan Gang of 8 Senators Unveiled Historic Immigration Bill

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Bipartisan Senators Roll Out Historic Immigration Bill

Source: ABC News Radio, 4-19-13

There they stood: four Democrats and four Republicans, the Senate Gang of 8, publicly promising to fight for an immigration reform bill introduced Tuesday.

The bill would beef up border security with $4.5 billion worth of drones, sensors and border patrol agents, while offering America’s undocumented a 13-year path to citizenship if they undergo background checks, pay fines, keep clear of felonies, and learn English and civics….READ MORE

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