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ICYMI: Bipartisan Budget Vote Sets Stage for Immigration Reform

December 13, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In a strong example of bipartisan agreement, the House of Representatives passed a two-year budget deal on Thursday in a 332-94 vote. Speaker John Boehner showed emphatic support for the agreement, perhaps foreshadowing the path forward for bipartisan immigration reform efforts in 2014.

“Our lawmakers’ abilities to work across the aisle will continue to be crucial for us to overhaul our broken immigration system,” said Ali Noorani, Executive Director of the National Immigration Forum. “The budget deal is a powerful example of Republicans and Democrats leading the country forward.

“The budget vote displayed Speaker Boehner’s great willingness to work across the aisle and move forward on issues that have bipartisan support. We look forward to similar leadership in 2014 on the most bipartisan issue in front of Congress: immigration reform.”

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