Thursday, July 11, 2013 11:28 am
McCain, Schumer express optimism on immigration
The Associated Press
Sen. Chuck Schumer says it seems that a "large percentage" of the House realizes that doing nothing on immigration is not an option. The New York Democrat said Republican House Speaker John Boehner and others in the GOP leadership also realize that doing nothing is not an option.
Sen. John McCain, an Arizona Republican, said senators are ready to sit down with House members to bring the issue to a conclusion.
Schumer and McCain spoke to reporters Thursday after meeting with President Barack Obama at the White House.
House Republicans met Wednesday to discuss the issue and are embracing a step-by-step approach to immigration.