Senate Democratic and Republican leaders have reached a deal that would bring a stalled immigration bill back to the floor. But the agreement only guarantees more debate, not passage.
The agreement, which Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) announced on June 14, includes a limit on the number of further amendments to be offered by lawmakers from each party. President Bush told an Associated Builders & Contractors meeting that he supports adding $4.4 billion to the measure, for border security and jobsite enforcement. Bush says that the source of the additional money would be "the fines and penalties that we collect from those who have come to our country illegally."