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    Top GOP Leader Insists Immigration Reform ‘Is Going To Happen’ (STEP-BY-STEP)

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    By Igor Volsky on November 24, 2013

    it is going to happen in a step-by-step method.”
    Top GOP Leader Insists Immigration Reform ‘Is Going To Happen’



    House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) told CBS’s Face The Nation on Sunday that immigration reform is not “dead” and predicted that “it is going to happen in a step-by-step method.” “I will tell you that the president came out and supported that the other day,” McCarthy said, referring to President Obama’s endorsement of a piecemeal approach last week.

    The Republican leader’s comments come just weeks after he claimed that the Congress didn’t have time to debate the issue in 2013 and House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) ruled out “ever going to conference” with the Senate-passed immigration bill.

    But as immigration advocates continue to press for action, Republicans are walking the fine line of promising to address the broken immigration system without providing a timeline for reform. On Thursday, Boehner told reporters, “Is immigration reform dead? Absolutely not… I believe that Congress needs to deal with this issue.”

    Neither Boehner nor McCarthy said when that will happen.

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    piece·meal
    ˈpēsˌmēl/
    adjective & adverb
    adjective: piecemeal; adverb: piecemeal

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    . characterized by unsystematic partial measures taken over a period of time.
    "the village is slowly being killed off by piecemeal development"
    synonyms: a little at a time, piece by piece, bit by bit, gradually, slowly, in stages, in steps, step by step, little by little, by degrees, in/by fits and starts
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    Flashback: Republicans Court Silicon Valley for Campaign Cash

    by Janie Boschma on April 3, 2013 2:15 PM
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    California Rep. Kevin McCarthy, the No. 3 Republican in the House, is taking a group of GOP lawmakers to Silicon Valley this week to court untapped resources for their re-election bids at Facebook, Google and similar stops.

    McCarthy only recently began securing significant support from the tech industry, and seems to be eager for more. In the last election, Oracle Corp became McCarthy's fourth-highest donor, thanks to $31,500 it gave to McCarthy's campaign committee and leadership PAC. He was Oracle's fifth-highest grantee in the last election, after President Obama, GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney and former Sens. John Kerry (D-Mass.) and Scott Brown (R-Mass.).

    Both Microsoft and Google have been slowly warming up to McCarthy. Neither contributed to his 2008 campaign, but Microsoft contributed $17,500 overall to McCarthy in 2012, up from $15,000 in 2010. Google's support of McCarthy jumped to $20,000 in 2012, from $8,000 in 2010, according to OpenSecrets.org data.

    McCarthy's tour group includes Reps. Steve Scalise (La.), Mike Pompeo (Kan.), Cory Gardner (Colo.), Susan Brooks (Ind.), George Holding (N.C.), Patrick Meehan (Pa.) and Patrick McHenry (N.C.) -- presumably to show them how it's done. Microsoft contributed $7,000 and $3,000 to the campaigns of Scalise and Holding, respectively, in the 2012 cycle, and Holding took in another $5,000 from Google. Otherwise, the tech sector is largely absent from the group's campaign coffers.

    KevinMcCarthy.jpg"One thing Republicans missed for some time has been being in Silicon Valley," McCarthy told Politico. "People went to raise money. I go every quarter and tour new companies." The group is also seeking allies for the upcoming debates over tax reform, cybersecurity and immigration -- all major concerns for the tech industry, according to lobbying reports.

    The Golden State is worth fighting for when it comes to campaign contributions: It was the top contributing state in the 2012 election, sending checks totaling nearly $464 million to federal candidates and committees nationwide and easily beating out second-place Texas by $116.6 million.

    Silicon Valley is a natural starting point for Republicans seeking to build support in the state. Heavyweights like Microsoft and Google have always leaned far to the left, but Republicans hope to woo them with a pro-business agenda. Tech giants may appreciate stronger GOP support for fending off regulation, and dangling their checkbooks over the heads of both parties could give them more leverage.

    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky and Minority Whip and Texan John Cornyn are headlining a handful of fundraisers in the Bay Area on Thursday -- with TechNet, Google PAC and Oracle PAC, Politico reports. McConnell has taken in $42,500 from Microsoft through his campaign committee and leadership PAC in the last election. Cornyn fared quite a bit better with Silicon Valley in the 2012 election and was backed by Microsoft ($40,500), Hewlett-Packard ($32,050), Oracle ($24,350) and Google ($22,500), according to OpenSecrets.org data.

    Democrats will never forsake California or its money, though. Obama is also fundraising there this week, with four events scheduled Wednesday and Thursday with the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and the Democratic National Committee, according to the Sunlight Foundation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jean View Post
    McCarthy only recently began securing significant support from the tech industry, and seems to be eager for more. In the last election, Oracle Corp became McCarthy's fourth-highest donor, thanks to $31,500 it gave to McCarthy's campaign committee and leadership PAC. He was Oracle's fifth-highest grantee in the last election, after President Obama, GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney and former Sens. John Kerry (D-Mass.) and Scott Brown (R-Mass.).
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    There you have it. Follow the money all the way to the tops of Google, Micro$oft, Facebook, and the Republican Party and you will come to this big thing called AMNESTY!
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    John Boehner, Republicans Pushing Stealth Amnesty Bill

    Republican Speaker of the House, John Boehner, is using a Trojan Horse called the “Border Security Results Act,” HR 1417, to backdoor amnesty for illegal aliens. The bill is sponsored by another Republican Mike McCaul, and, from what I’m hearing it closely mirrors a bill introduced by Dianne Feinstein that bears the same name. The bill is co-sponsored by the far-left and morally opprobrious, liberal zealot Sheila Jackson-Lee.
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