Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said Tuesday that Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and the House will face enormous pressure to pass comprehensive immigration reform.
Reid said he’s told the four Democrats in the bipartisan group that drafted the Senate bill to ignore Boehner’s statements and to not worry about the House.
His counsel is that they should just focus on the Senate, and the House will take care of itself. “I have talked to my four Democrats [on] the Gang of Eight, and I have told them, ‘Concentrate on the Senate. Don’t, at this stage, worry about what’s going to happen in the House,’” Reid told reporters Tuesday.