Friday, June 28, 2013
7-1-13 johnson votes against immigration reform
Wisconsin Republican U.S. Senator Ron Johnson was in the minority in voting against an overhaul of the immigration law. The measure passed on a bipartisan 68-32 vote Thursday, but Senator Johnson voted against it. "My bottom line in deciding whether to support this bill has always been that it must solve the problem. Unfortunately I've come to the conclusion that it will not," Johnson said. The White House says President Barack Obama has called House Speaker John Boehner and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to urge them to have the House act on the bill. Obama made the call while traveling in Africa. The bill would provide a path to citizenship for immigrants in the United States illegally and that would heavily fortify the U.S. border. Despite passage in the Senate, prospects for the legislation in the House are far more uncertain.