“They are hoping to pass their own bill,” Flake said. “Whether they pass a comprehensive bill or just constituent elements of the bill, we don’t know. Either way we can conference with the House. But it’s better for us if we have a bipartisan bill that looks, I’m not saying more like the Senate bill, but is more comprehensive.”
Meanwhile, in announcing his departure from the House immigration group, Labrador warned that the issue of health subsidies could bring down the bill.
“If they are going to have the benefit of living in the United States, which is a privilege not a right, they should provide their own health insurance,” he told reporters.
“I think you’re going to see in the end, this might be the issue that breaks down immigration reform,” he added.
Former Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., candidate for U.S. Senate in New Hampshire, holds his hand over his heart during the singing of the national anthem as he waits to take the stage for his town hall campaign rally with Sen. John McCain at the Pinkerton Academy in Derry, N.H., on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014.