Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., firmly said Tuesday that the Senate won’t follow the House of Representatives and vote on a largely symbolic bill disapproving of President Barack Obama’s immigration order.
‘No,’ Reid said when asked about possible Senate action on the measure.
The House is expected to vote this week on the resolution challenging Obama’s authority to halt deportations for nearly five million undocumented immigrants.
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House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, hopes that the immigration vote will soothe enough lawmakers in his caucus so they won’t adversely impact upcoming legislation to fund most of the federal government through Fiscal 2015. The government will run out of money Dec. 11 if Congress fails to act.
‘This is a gentle reminder: In nine days the government runs out of money,’ Reid told reporters Tuesday. ‘I’ve had very productive conversations with my Republican counterparts in the House and in the Senate. Everyone recognizes that we have a goal of passing a yearlong bill.’