USA Today had the following headline last night, “House Republican leaders apply brakes on immigration bill” with the following response from the Administration;
White House deputy press secretary Dana Perino said the president remains “undeterred in his effort to pass an immigration reform bill.”
That reminded me of another Press Spokesman in the distant past;
White House spokesman Trent Duffy said the administration is still educating the public about Social Security’s long-term financial problems and is undeterred in its effort to produce legislation by fall.
Since we are “talking about” spokesmen, here is how Speaker Hasterts official spokesman refers to the bill, which tells us theater goers what is going to happen to it;
Normally, the next step in the legislative process is for a House-Senate conference committee to hammer out differences between the bills. That won’t happen until September at the earliest, according to Hastert spokesman Ron Bonjean. “Before the speaker will appoint conferees, he wants to get to the bottom of the Senate Kennedy bill,” Bonjean said.”