Take Two for April 23, 2013

House 'Gang of Eight' group working on its own immigration bill

House Democrats Speak To Media After Party Conference Meeting

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Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-CA) (R) speaks to reporter after a House Democratic Caucus meeting January 15, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Democratic members briefed the media on the Democratic legislative agenda for the 113th Congress, including the Disaster Relief Appropriations for victims of superstorm Sandy and tougher gun control measures.

While the Senate's Gang of Eight is debating their immigration bill, a bipartisan group of eight congressmen are working on their own immigration reform proposal, a House Gang of 8 made up of Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.), Mario Diaz-Balart (R-Fla.), Raúl Labrador (R-Idaho), Luis Gutiérrez (D-Ill.), John Yarmuth (D-Ky.), Sam Johnson (R-Texas) and John Carter (R-Texas).

One of the members of that group is Democratic Congressman Xavier Becerra, who represents California's 34th District, which includes most of L.A.


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