Offbeat House speaker Ryan won't guarantee passage of upcoming immigration bill

19:53  14 june  2018
19:53  14 june  2018 Source:   reuters.com

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House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) leaves after a weekly news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., April 12, 2018. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas. “I want to get this done this spring,” Ryan said at a news conference, referring to possible House passage of a farm bill with changes to

US House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan , in a bid to settle a divisive election-year fight among his fellow Republicans, will bring two competing immigration bills to the House floor Ryan has been loathe to allow a vote on the latter. Passage of it would mark a major victory for opposition Democrats.

The Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday dampened expectations of lawmakers soon passing immigration reform legislation that is expected to come to the floor next week and which has yet to be publicly released.

"We won't guarantee passage," Paul Ryan, a Republican, said at a press briefing where he described the legislation as a "very good compromise."

"We want to give members the ability to express their positions and I do hope this passes.”

House GOP factions claim progress on immigration compromise

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"I want to get this done this spring," Ryan said at a news conference, referring to possible House passage of a farm bill with changes to nutrition assistance programs that is expected to face deep opposition. On immigration , Ryan said he "would like to see a border security solution" paired with

House Speaker Paul Ryan holds a weekly news conference in Washington. "I want to get this done this spring," Ryan said at a news conference, referring to possible House passage of a farm bill with changes to nutrition assistance programs that is expected to face deep opposition.

Paul Ryan wearing a suit and tie: FILE PHOTO: Speaker of the House Ryan speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington © REUTERS/Toya Sarno Jordan/File Photo FILE PHOTO: Speaker of the House Ryan speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington

(Reporting by Susan Cornwell; Writing by Lisa Lambert; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

Moderate GOP voices on immigration are at risk of a November wipeout in the House .
House Republicans are at risk of losing several of their members in the midterm elections who are more moderate on the issue of immigration. Immigration has re-emerged as part of the national conversation in recent weeks as lawmakers in Congress attempted to address the fate of those immigrants affected by the expiring Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. More recently, there's been a national outcry over the Trump administration's 'zero tolerance' policy at the border, which has resulted in thousands of children being separated from their parents.

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