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Pelosi signal’s Reid….Immigration can go ahead of Climate Change……

The House already has a Climate Change Bill down on paper and voted in…..

This is really about letting the Senate flush out the major points of any legislation……

Since the democrats have a bigger majority in the House…the hard part for this legislation…and any ..is the Senate….

Senator McCain knows this..which is why he came down for his states tougher enforcement a couple of days ago….

On the other hand Senator Reid would gain by embracing a Bill that would help immigrants in order to get his 10% of the vote (Latino ) to get re-elected in his state….

All politics can be local, egh?

Pelosi made the comments in a private meeting on Tuesday, according to a Democratic aide.

The aide stressed that the discussion was not about doing one of the high-profile issues instead of the other.

“The conversation was really about timing, not an either-or kind of thing, but timing,” said the aide, who described the talks as a routine meeting of bicameral leaders.

“It is all about what the Senate can move first and pass,” the aide said Wednesday. “Obviously on both of these items — immigration and comprehensive energy and climate legislation — we are waiting on the Senate to act.”

“If they [the Senate] can do immigration first, that is fine,” the aide continued, adding that Pelosi told Reid “if you could do immigration first that would work. Both of these initiatives have very strong support in the caucus to do.”

Both issues are high priorities for different constituencies in the Democratic party, and are also controversial. But climate change has been a key personal priority for Pelosi.

The House has already approved a climate bill and leaders are on record as saying the House will not take up immigration reform until the Senate acts.

President Barack Obama, however, has come under criticism from Hispanic lawmakers for not pushing more aggressively on immigration reform, and Reid recently said the Senate would look to move forward on the issue.

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April 22, 2010 - Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Counterpoints, Ecology, Government, Home, Law, Media, Other Things, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Travel, Updates, Women | , ,

7 Comments »

  1. Immigration Reform (if the Senate has already debated it right now) will likely decide who gets what in this year’s midterm campaign.

    Comment by Conservative Democrat | April 22, 2010 | Reply

  2. in the southwest…yea…

    Comment by jamesb101 | April 22, 2010 | Reply

  3. heavy feelings on the subject out there….pro and con….

    Comment by jamesb101 | April 22, 2010 | Reply

  4. James B, you can thank former California Governor Pete Wilson (R) for stirring the seeds of violent hatred towards Latinos with his controversial Prop. 187 crap back in ’94 when he played the race card to get reelected against the Democratic nominee, then-California State Treasurer Kathleen Brown (D), who was Jerry’s baby sis.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pete_Wilson

    Comment by Conservative Democrat | April 22, 2010 | Reply

  5. it wasn’t just him and that…

    Comment by jamesb101 | April 22, 2010 | Reply

  6. But Wilson used immigration and affirmative action (which he staunchly opposed) as dividing wedge issues to get reelected in ’94 to get the conservatives coming out in massive droves.

    Comment by Conservative Democrat | April 23, 2010 | Reply

  7. California is a funny state…more or less liberal in the south and conservative in the north

    Comment by jamesb101 | April 23, 2010 | Reply


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