Immigration reform is unlikely to happen in 2014 due to “irresolvable” differences between the two chambers in Congress, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) said Tuesday:
McConnell’s comments, which came after he met with the Senate GOP conference over lunch, poured cold water over the growing buzz there could be an immigration deal this year.
McConnell said a deal’s unlikely given what he called the “irresolvable” differences between the Senate and House.
“I think we have sort of an irresolvable conflict here,” he told reporters. “The Senate insists on comprehensive [legislation]. The House says it won’t go to conference with the Senate on comprehensive and wants to look at [it] step by step.
“I don’t see how you get to an outcome this year with the two bodies in such a different place,” he said.