Per­due: Se­nate bill to use reg­u­lar order

The Washington Times Daily - - POLITICS - — Sally Per­sons

Sen. David Per­due said Thurs­day that his newly pro­posed im­mi­gra­tion bill will pro­ceed through the Se­nate in reg­u­lar order.

“Ab­so­lutely, that’s what the Amer­i­can Se­nate is all about,” Mr. Per­due said on Fox News. “[House Ju­di­ciary] Chair­man [Bob] Good­latte in the House is talk­ing about do­ing the same thing.”

Mr. Per­due said he has al­ready met with Charles Grass­ley, Iowa Repub­li­can, who heads the Se­nate Ju­di­ciary Com­mit­tee.

“We’re go­ing to go reg­u­lar order,” he said. “We plan to move through the Ju­di­ciary Com­mit­tee in due course, and right now we’re go­ing to build sup­port for this in the cau­cus.”

Reg­u­lar order means the bill will go through the ap­pro­pri­ate com­mit­tees and be pub­licly avail­able for every­one to read and de­bate prior to vot­ing, en­cour­ag­ing bi­par­ti­san ideas in the process.

Mr. Per­due’s bill aims to grant skilled work­ers visas while re­duc­ing the num­ber of le­gal im­mi­grants in the coun­try over­all. The sen­a­tors ar­gue this would close the wage dis­par­ity gap and give Amer­i­cans more job op­por­tu­ni­ties.

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