Perdue: Senate bill to use regular order
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.