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Denham: We Have the Signatures to Force a Vote on Immigration

"We've got enough signatures. We'll have more members signing on as soon as we get back."

By NTK Staff | 05.29.2018 @1:32pm

Rep. Jeff Denham (R-CA), who is spearheading the Republican effort to bring forward a vote on immigration reform, told CNN Tuesday that he has the required signatures to bring the debate to House floor.

The Hill reported on Denham’s efforts:

“Denham is one of the key Republicans leading a bipartisan coalition seeking the votes to use a discharge petition, which would allow representatives to bypass House leadership to vote on what protections should be given to immigrants living illegally within the U.S.”

CNN’s Chris Cuomo asked Denham if he was close to gaining the necessary signatures to bring the discharge petition forward.

“We’ve got enough signatures. We’ll have more members signing on as soon as we get back. We’ve had every Democrat, all but three right now, and we only need two more signatures,” Denham said.

Cuomo followed up by asking Denham if had two more Republicans willing to sign on to the discharge petition.

“We do, yes. But our goal here has always been to see legislation that we can find bipartisan that will move to the Senate and actually get signed into law,” Denham said. “So, we are still working with the speaker [and] House leadership to come up with that bill — hopefully, a compromise bill — and if not, move forward on a full debate in front of the American public.”

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