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Faso says Congress can act on immigration before holiday

Jun 26, 2018 11:03 am
Steve Maugeri reports at WRGB that Rep. John Faso (R-Kinderhook) thinks lawmakers in Washington D.C. can pass an immigration bill by July 4. "I'm hopeful we can move this through the house so we can get action in the senate. Kicking the can down the road is what happens in Washington and that's not what I want to do,” Faso said. Faso may be alone in his assessment that Congress will act before it leaves town for vacation June 28. Almost 3,000 children have been separated from their parents, and Congressional observers do not believe this Congress can get anything done on the issue. Last week Faso voted against a hard-line immigration bill that was defeated 231-193, with Democrats and 40 other Republicans voting against. A more moderate bill may be voted on this week in the House, but the Senate and the president will probably not rush into action on the issue. "After days of watching these children in anguish, living in just about cages, is such a black mark on our image as a nation,” said Democratic Congressman Paul Tonko, who represents all of Albany County, and parts of Rensselaer County. Read the full story at the WRGB website.