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Report: Boehner, Rubio huddle on immigration reform

Report: Boehner, Rubio huddle on immigration reform

WASHINGTON, June 15 (UPI) -- U.S. House Speaker John Boehner met with Sen. Marco Rubio this week to discuss the upcoming congressional debate over immigration reform, sources told Politico.
GOP has slim edge over Clinton in Colo. in 2016 presidential race

GOP has slim edge over Clinton in Colo. in 2016 presidential race

HAMDEN, Conn., June 14 (UPI) -- Colorado voters would give Gov. Chris Christie the edge for president over Hillary Clinton if the 2016 election were held now, a poll announced Friday.
Senate strikes down immigration reform amendment

Senate strikes down immigration reform amendment

WASHINGTON, June 13 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate Thursday rejected an amendment to the immigration reform bill that would have required increased border security, officials said.

Sen. Kelly Ayotte says she supports immigration reform bill

WASHINGTON, June 9 (UPI) -- An immigration reform bill may have the 60 votes needed to overcome a Republican filibuster after U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., said Sunday she supports it.
Senate to begin immigration-reform debate

Senate to begin immigration-reform debate

WASHINGTON, June 7 (UPI) -- The White House denounced a House vote to restart the deportation of hundreds of thousands of immigrants brought illegally to the United States as children.
Sen. Marco Rubio meets with Washington fundraising heavyweights

Sen. Marco Rubio meets with Washington fundraising heavyweights

WASHINGTON, June 6 (UPI) -- Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., seen as a possible candidate in the Republican presidential sweepstakes, has met with lobbyists and fundraisers, The Hill reported.

Rep. Raul Labrador quits House 'Gang of Eight'

WASHINGTON, June 6 (UPI) -- Rep. Raul Labrador says he quit a bipartisan immigration-reform group that wants taxpayers to pay for healthcare of immigrants in the United States illegally.
Lautenberg remembered as 'good man' in funeral attended by hundreds

Lautenberg remembered as 'good man' in funeral attended by hundreds

NEW YORK, June 5 (UPI) -- Sen. Frank Lautenberg was recalled as "a mensch [good man] through and through" Wednesday at a New York memorial attended by governors and top U.S. lawmakers.
Politics 2014: Roads to 2014, 2016 become rocky as retirements mount

Politics 2014: Roads to 2014, 2016 become rocky as retirements mount

The road to the 2016 general election is becoming more and more rocky as mounting numbers of members of the U.S. Congress announce their intentions to seek a life beyond Capitol Hill.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International
Poll: Hillary Clinton runs better in Iowa than Vice President Biden

Poll: Hillary Clinton runs better in Iowa than Vice President Biden

HAMDEN, Conn., May 24 (UPI) -- Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton does better in Iowa than Vice President Joe Biden against two GOP presidential contenders, a poll issued Friday found.
Cruz: More 'whacko birds' than McCain thinks

Cruz: More 'whacko birds' than McCain thinks

WASHINGTON, May 24 (UPI) -- Senators who John McCain, R-Ariz., once called "whacko birds" are the real Republican mainstream, said Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, daring McCain to prove him wrong.

Former head of Hispanic outreach for Florida Republicans jumps ship

ORLANDO, Fla., May 15 (UPI) -- Republicans' efforts to woo Hispanic voters hit a bump in the road in Florida when a former GOP director of Hispanic outreach said he has turned Democrat.

Immigration bill survives poison-pill attacks in committee session

WASHINGTON, May 10 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate's Gang of Eight fended off poison-pill amendments meant to derail a bipartisan immigration reform bill supporters say is gaining steam.
Rubio says Senate immigration bill has 'shortcomings'

Rubio says Senate immigration bill has 'shortcomings'

WASHINGTON, May 3 (UPI) -- Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., said in a Wall Street Journal commentary Friday the Senate's immigration reform bill has "shortcomings" that "need to be addressed."

Same-sex amendment could harm immigration bill

WASHINGTON, May 1 (UPI) -- Republican lawmakers said an immigration reform bill won't pass if Democrats add an amendment allowing gay Americans to sponsor green cards.
Obama agenda group targets 'climate denier' lawmakers

Obama agenda group targets 'climate denier' lawmakers

WASHINGTON, April 26 (UPI) -- A group formed to back President Barack Obama's political agenda has begun a campaign to challenge U.S. lawmakers who reject the science behind climate change.
Parents of bombing suspects to come to U.S.

Parents of bombing suspects to come to U.S.

BOSTON, April 24 (UPI) -- Parents of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects agreed Wednesday to come to the United States to assist in the investigation, a Russian police official says.
Senators add pet provisions into immigration bill

Senators add pet provisions into immigration bill

WASHINGTON, April 22 (UPI) -- During negotiations on a sweeping immigration bill, U.S. senators added a number of pet provisions for work visas being reserved for specific industries.
Opponents said planning 'poison pill' to kill immigration reform

Opponents said planning 'poison pill' to kill immigration reform

WASHINGTON, April 17 (UPI) -- Conservative U.S. senators hope to kill immigration reform with "poison pill" amendments that divide the bipartisan bill's authors, lawmakers and aides said.
Details of bipartisan Senate immigration measure released

Details of bipartisan Senate immigration measure released

WASHINGTON, April 16 (UPI) -- A bipartisan group of U.S. senators Tuesday released details of a plan to overhaul an immigration system lawmakers and the president agree needs fixing.
Senate Judiciary Committee delays hearing on immigration bill

Senate Judiciary Committee delays hearing on immigration bill

WASHINGTON, April 15 (UPI) -- A U.S. Senate panel delayed a hearing on immigration reform to allow senators time to read the bipartisan bill awaiting introduction, an aide said Monday.
Utah Sen. Mike Lee: Border patrols a key to immigration reform

Utah Sen. Mike Lee: Border patrols a key to immigration reform

WASHINGTON, April 14 (UPI) -- Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, said Sunday he is unsure whether a bipartisan deal on immigration reform can pass the Senate.
Sen. Jeff Sessions fears border security won't improve

Sen. Jeff Sessions fears border security won't improve

WASHINGTON, April 14 (UPI) -- A key conservative U.S. senator Sunday voiced skepticism about plans for increased border security in a legislative compromise proposal on immigration reform.
Rubio: Immigration reform compromise is not open amnesty

Rubio: Immigration reform compromise is not open amnesty

WASHINGTON, April 14 (UPI) -- An immigration reform plan being developed in Congress will require undocumented immigrants to earn U.S. citizenship, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., said Sunday.

Schumer: Immigration deal maybe this week

WASHINGTON, April 8 (UPI) -- Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said a sweeping bipartisan immigration-reform package may be reached this week by Senate leaders working on the issue.
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