Jun 27, 2014
NEW DCCC WEB ADS: House Republicans Refuse to Tackle Immigration Reform
On the anniversary of the Senate’s bipartisan passage of comprehensive immigration reform, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is launching a paid online advertising campaign against vulnerable House Republicans highlighting their failure to move forward with any bipartisan measures to solve our broken immigration system and bolster the economy.
“Americans expect results from their leaders, but House Republicans would rather let their Tea Party backers have their way than move forward with bipartisan, commonsense immigration reform – failing to deliver on a solution to our broken system,” said Josh Schwerin of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. “While House Republicans’ agenda abandons comprehensive immigration reform, they have managed to fuel their Republican civil war and kowtow to right-wing Tea Partiers – all at the expense of voters. Americans aren’t fooled: they want a bipartisan fix for our broken immigration system – not more of House Republicans’ ideological gridlock.”
One Year After Senate Passage of Immigration Reform and House Still Has Not Acted. “The Senate passed its comprehensive reform package, which spanned more than 1,000 pages, on June 27, 2013. Proponents of overhauling the nation’s immigration laws and granting legal status to millions of illegal immigrants had expressed hope the House would act after most of this year’s Republican primaries had concluded […] Outgoing House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s (R-Va.) stunning loss in his primary earlier this month dealt a severe blow to the immigration reform effort in the House. Cantor had authored the House’s immigration reform principles and was working on legislation to grant legal status to illegal immigrants who came to the country at a young age. His conservative opponent made immigration the top issue of their race.” [The Hill, 6/26/14]