The U.S. Chamber of Commerce will not take no for an answer on amnesty legislation.
After President Barack Obama said he would try to unilaterally change as many of the nation’s immigration laws as possible on Monday because House Speaker Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) informed him there would not be a vote on an immigration bill in the House this year, U.S. Chamber of Commerce CEO Tim Donohue vowed to keep pushing for a bill.
“We will not let up,” Donohue said in a statement on Monday.
Donohue said the “U.S. Chamber is deeply disappointed by our elected leaders’ inability to achieve meaningful immigration reform” and will “continue to use every resource at its disposal to foster meaningful reform as soon as possible.”
Earlier in the year, Donohue said that Congress could pass amnesty legislation during the lame-duck session of Congress, which he said was his “fallback” position. Donohue, whose organization allocated nearly $50 million to try to crush the Tea Party and get amnesty legislation passed, has also promised to put “a lot of heat” on the issue.