Well, well, well, what do we have here? Did Senate Leader Harry Reid fail to send the Gang of 8 immigration bill to the House because he knows it’s unconstitutional? (As if that’s ever stopped him!)
The Senate immigration bill has not yet been sent to the House we learned this evening, and the theory is that Harry Reid understands that the bill is unconstitutional. According to the Constitution, only the House can legally originate revenues bills. There is a procedure the House can use to kill the whole thing – so Reid is holding onto the bill. (Why isn’t this appropriate for ObamaCare as well?)
Rep. Steve Stockman (R-TX) is working his fellow Congressmen on this. Why it wasn’t done immediately after the SCOTUS decision, I’ll never understand but – be still my heart – a “blue slip” procedure may be a possibility:
Read the whole thing. I don’t know if it even matters, since the Senate bill was DOA in the House anyway. Could it kill the chance of the Senate ruining what the House passes in conference? We’ll have to wait and see. Let’s hope so.
Update: Linked by The Other McCain – thanks!