Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush said Monday night he thinks the House will pass immigration reform next year, calling Speaker John Boehner “totally committed” to the effort.
“I think there will be bills passed,” Bush said at a talk at 92nd Street Y in New York City. “It won’t be one comprehensive bill. I think it will probably be in late spring, where there’s a little bit of a window before the election starts in earnest. I hope so, I hope that’s the case. I’ve talked to Speaker Boehner and he’s totally committed to this, but he needs to find a way to get enough of the support.”
Boehner said last week that he has no intention of going to conference on the Senate bill, effectively ending any chance that the House takes up immigration reform this year.