Republicans clash over Obamatrade immigration

A story from Breitbart that appeared at the top of the Drudge Report on Thursday chronicled an exchange on Wednesday between House Rules Committee Rep. Pete Sessions, R-Texas, who supports Obamatrade, and committee member Rep. Michael Burgess, R-Texas, who does not.


Testifying was House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., who is trying to shepherd Obamatrade to passage in the House.


Burgess expressed his concern about reports the deal would expand the president’s ability to unilaterally increase immigration, telling Ryan, “The language as its written looks to me as if it is something that could be exploited. I appreciate all the safeguards you’ve tried to put in place. And with this administration you can leave no stone unturned as far as putting in safeguards.”


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