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Senate Majority Leader Reid is back to having a Energy Bill this month….Putting Off Immigration….

In a scene somewhat resembling Don’t Ask…Din’t Telll…

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has decided to spare his fellow Democrats  and Lindsey Graham grief…

He has punted…..

And will deal with Energy next……. instead of Immigration…..

Latino/Hispanic  groups are now rallying to just get a few important things attached to any up coming legislation…

They have slowly come to the realization that ….

Immigration is just Big and Toxic for Democrats…

Democrats are not in any shape to go Healthcare on Immigration…..

They more ANY President presses on the subject….

The more troops end up being sent to the border….

While wanted Immigration a couple of months ago…

He’s finally looking good in the polls….

He doesn’t need Immigration hurting his comeback….

Hispanics and Latinos really are stuck…

Just like Blacks are with the democratic party…..

He asked eight chairmen to submit recommendations for how the energy bill could address the Gulf oil spill by July 4.

“I would ask that you provide any recommendations or report legislation, if desired, in your Committee’s jurisdiction, before the Fourth of July recess to address the challenges that I have laid out above so it can be incorporated into a comprehensive clean energy bill for consideration during the July work period,” Reid wrote.

Regan Lachapelle, Reid’s spokeswoman, said that comprehensive immigration reform could still move this year.

But Reid has said the timing will depend on pro-immigration groups rounding up enough Republican support.

“The groups were given a couple a weeks to get some Republicans to cosponsor immigration reform and we’re waiting to hear from them,” Lachapelle said.

Pro-immigration advocates such as Robert Gittelson of Conservatives for Comprehensive Immigration Reform report that Senate Republicans have “closed ranks” against broad reform.

Senate insiders view June and July as the final months of the year to pass sweeping legislation through the upper chamber. Senators have scheduled a five-week recess beginning Aug. 7 to give those facing tough re-elections some time to campaign back home.

Historically, politics takes over the agenda during September and October of an election year. Lawmakers tend to focus on political debates on the floor instead of the substantive negotiations necessary to pass broad controversial legislation.

Some advocates of immigration reform are still holding out hope for comprehensive legislation.

Grisella Martinez, director of policy and legislative affairs at the National Immigration Forum, argued that Reid left himself some wiggle room in his Thursday letter to take up immigration before the August recess.

“As majority leader, he has the capacity to bring whatever he wants to the floor,” she said. “If he wants to make time on the calendar he can do something. I don’t see that statement as ruling out the possibility of immigration moving forward.”



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  1. Reid doesn’t have the Votes for Energy. No one of the Republicans will support it.

    GAME OVER for you james.

    Comment by Daniel G. | June 5, 2010 | Reply

  2. Actually…..I don’t really much care….

    Just let Reed win re-election….

    Then we can move along…..

    My, My….. aren’t we angry today?

    Comment by jamesb101 | June 5, 2010 | Reply

    • Wonder how much you care if you have fewer Senate Seats in 2011 and the GOP has a strong Filibuster.

      Then there will be GRIDLOCK for at least 2 years.

      Comment by Daniel G. | June 6, 2010 | Reply

      • Actually that’s probably a god prediction….Although Dem’s have a bit more maneuvering room with Brown added to Snowe and Collins….

        Comment by jamesb101 | June 6, 2010

  3. Wow… the dynamics of politics.
    The surge of Mrs. Angle tips the balance for senate race in one state – and suddenly energy bill is back. It must be a rough environment to work in, wonder what Graham thinks about the whole thing.
    And from the outside it’s so obvious how non-personal all of these things really are, but if it’s your everyday job and colleagues.. guess you need a lot of patience and stamina.

    Comment by talkandpolitics | June 6, 2010 | Reply

  4. Graham has to be happy…..

    On Energy…he’s back in the drivers seat….and they got Reid to put off Immigration….

    Comment by jamesb101 | June 6, 2010 | Reply

  5. Graham had good things to say about Obama today james concerning the oil spill

    I didnt totally agree with him

    But he was talking your language

    Comment by My Name Is jack | June 6, 2010 | Reply

  6. Would you say he was working the President?

    Comment by jamesb101 | June 6, 2010 | Reply

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