Take Two for May 16, 2013

Can House and Senate agree on an immigration reform plan?

Bipartisan Group Of Senators Announce Major Agreement On Immigration Reform

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(L-R) U.S. Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY), Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ), and Senate Majority Whip Sen. Richard Durbin (D-IL) listen during a news conference on a comprehensive immigration reform framework January 28, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. A group of bipartisan senate members have reached to a deal of outlines to reform the national immigration laws that will provide a pathway for the 11 million illegal immigrants in the country to citizenship.

A proposal by a bi-partisan group of senators known as the Gang of Eight is working its way through the legislative process. Many expect it will pass, perhaps with broad support from both sides of the aisle.

Things are not so clear on the other end of Capitol Hill. The House also has a Gang of Eight, made up of four Democrats and four Republicans, who are trying to craft their version of an immigration reform bill.

According to one member of that gang, John Carter of Texas, they've reached agreement on 95 percent of the issues. So, what's that other five percent, and might it be enough to derail the deal?

Rebecca Kaplan, congressional reporter for the National Journal, joins the show to help answer that question and more. 


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