Report: House GOP Slow Walked Immigration Bills to Minimize ‘Backlash’


House Republican leaders reportedly did not bring any immigration bills to the floor before the August recess because they were fearful of the backlash they would get from voters in their districts during the break.

According to a report in the National Journal, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA), and House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) think the “tactical play” will “boost” the reform’s changes.