New House Majority Leader Is Weak On Immigration

Washington Times

House Republicans voted to change course yesterday, electing Rep. John A. Boehner of Ohio as their new majority leader in a vote members said put reform at the head of the agenda and a fresh face at the top of the party.

Mr. Boehner defeated acting Majority Leader Roy Blunt of Missouri, who had taken over when Rep. Tom DeLay of Texas stepped down last year. The majority leader sets the House floor schedule and decides what issues Republicans will drive.

Some Republicans worried about his position on immigration because he voted against last year’s border and interior immigration enforcement bill. Mr. Boehner did vote for an amendment to build nearly 700 miles of fence on the U.S.-Mexico border, but he opposed the overall bill because it was too much of a burden on businesses, and he didn’t have a chance to amend those requirements.

One Response to “New House Majority Leader Is Weak On Immigration”

  1. Brad Says:

    Not only is he soft on illegal immigration, he is just as corrupt as Delay. Read the bit from CNN on

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