House Democrats File Petition To Force Immigration Vote | ThinkProgress
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With only 199 House Democratic members, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) knew before, during, and after a Democratic leadership-led press conference on the steps of the Capitol that a procedural motion aimed at forcing a vote on comprehensive immigration reform would fail to garner the required 218 signatures needed to send an immigration bill to the House floor without first being passed out of committee. That discharge petition requires a bipartisan miracle and House Republicans have been unwilling to budge. But the Democrat-led effort is intended to call out Republicans who have called immigration the “800-pound gorilla,” but have done little to come up with a solution.
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