Senate Democratic Immigration Negotiators to Meet With House Democrats

Posted July 8, 2013 at 6:18pm

The four Senate Democrats who negotiated an immigration reform bill will cross the Capitol to meet Tuesday morning with the House Democratic Caucus at its weekly meeting, a House source confirmed.

The session was announced via Twitter by the office of Sen. Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y.

“Looking forward to discussing immigration w/ @housedemocrats tomorrow along w/ @SenatorDurbin @Menendez4NJ @SenBennetCO,” Schumer’s staff posted.

The meeting is slated to begin at 9 a.m. Immigration reform has a tough road ahead in the Republican-controlled House. The GOP caucus will meet Wednesday to discuss its approach to the legislation, which is widely viewed as a political necessity for the Republican Party and recently got the endorsement of former President George W. Bush, who failed in his own right to get a bill in 2007.

Speaker John A. Boehner, R-Ohio, told reporters Monday border security would have to come first, though the Senate bill includes boosted security provisions that irked many Democrats.