A bipartisan group of U.S. House members has reached a tentative agreement on a comprehensive revision of the U.S. immigration system, according to three lawmakers, as a Senate committee proceeds with its own plan.
Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson, the deficit-reduction duo, are trying to rekindle congressional interest in a $2.5 trillion package of spending cuts and tax increases with new details showing how it could work.
As Senate negotiators prepare to unveil their proposal to rewrite U.S. immigration laws, members of a House group are considering a path to citizenship of at least 15 years for many undocumented immigrants now in the U.S.
Representative Xavier Becerra, a California Democrat on the congressional supercommittee on reducing the deficit, said in a interview on Bloomberg Television’s “Political Capital with Al Hunt,” airing this weekend, that a $4 trillion deal is possible as long as about one-third of the plan includes higher revenue.
A “bold” deficit-reduction deal worth $4 trillion is possible, say two influential lawmakers, one a Democrat the other a Republican, who expressed willingness to compromise over their previous positions on taxes and spending.
U.S. Representative Xavier Becerra, a California Democrat and a member of the congressional supercommittee seeking at least $1.2 trillion in budget cuts, said conversations toward a deal would continue into this week.