Labrador leaves group working on immigration reform

Labrador leaves group working on immigration reform

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Rep. Raul Labrador

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by KTVB

KTVB.COM

Posted on June 6, 2013 at 5:16 PM

Updated Friday, Dec 6 at 7:04 PM

WASHINGTON -- On Capitol Hill, the U.S. Senate plans to open debate on an immigration reform bill on Monday.

On the House side, Idaho Congressman Raul Labrador has left the “Group of Eight” lawmakers working on the House's version of that legislation.

Labrador is considered a key lawmaker in achieving an agreement between Congress and the President.

He announced his decision to leave the “Group of Eight” Wednesday night, after members could not agree on health coverage for illegal immigrants.

Up to that point, the group had an agreement in principle that illegal immigrants would be responsible for their own health care costs, but Labrador says it became clear that disputes over that portion of the bill could not be resolved.

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