My must read of the day is “Activists include immigration in ‘war on women’” in Politico.
White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough sidestepped questions about the approval of the Keystone pipeline following the release of a State Department review that found the project would be unlikely to impact the climate.
“[President Obama] laid out his view on this last summer, his view is that if this is to go forward it should not significantly exacerbate the climate crisis in this country,” McDonough said on NBC’s Meet the Press. “The Friday report is an important input into the process. We’ll hear from other cabinet secretaries.”
My must read of the day is “Pitfalls of Immigration Reform,” in National Review.
Sixteen House members sent a letter to President Barack Obama late Wednesday afternoon urging him to drop his renewed request for immigration reform because of its detrimental effect to the U.S. economy.
Immigration reform will make matters worse for an already damaged economy, Sen. Jeff Sessions (R., Ala.) said on Thursday.
Adding millions of workers through comprehensive immigration reform would have a devastating impact to an already poor economy, according to a growing number of Republicans in Congress.