Skip to comments.Two more Republicans back immigration discharge petition
Posted on 05/16/2018 12:00:46 PM PDT by GIdget2004
Reps. John Katko (N.Y.) and Dave Trott (Mich.) have signed on to a discharge petition to force a series of votes on immigration, becoming the 19th and 20th Republicans to back it.
The growing support for the petition comes as GOP leaders have warned rank-and-file Republicans to not support it.
The petition, introduced by Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-Fla.) last week, would force votes on four immigration measures on the floor, getting around leadership in the process.
The leadership of the majority party can generally control what gets to the floor for a vote, but if a majority of members back a discharge petition, they can force a vote.
Only one Democrat has signed on to the discharge petition so far, but more are expected to do so if 25 Republicans sign on. That's the minimum amount of GOP support necessary to get to a majority if all Democrats back the petition.
The petition would set up a Queen of the Hill vote on immigration in which four different measures would get votes. The measure with the most support above 218 votes would be sent to the Senate.
House GOP leadership has been adamantly against the move, arguing it places too much power in the hands of Democrats.
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thanks, keep our eyes on the ball here!
GOP needs some Pelosi kick butt consequences to bring them into line.
Feel for Trump and real Repubs cause the Repoublican party is literally filled with RINO and RINO wannabes. This country is sooo fackin doomed.
Ah, the slithering snake GOP.
WTF would any of us do without them.
Two more traitors identified. I wonder if these two have already survived primaries.
I just checked Dave Trott. Guess what? He’s not running for re-election. So another act of treachery by someone headed out the door.
This is pure Chamber of Amnesty shenanigans. Totally tone deaf. Follow the money
How much is Soros paying these losers to screw things things up for the GOP in November?
The Bush League Republicans want that final amnesty to complete the Bush Plan for North Mexico (aka USA).
Ya, leave it to Republicans to screw themselves. You’d never see Democrats doing this.
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