Event Date: July 25, 2013
“The Last Mile: Passage of Immigration Reform”
Ogilvy Government Relations and Ogilvy Washington
Thursday, July 25, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM (EDT)
Immigration reform. Will it or will it not happen? The fate of immigration reform is hardly clear, yet the issue holds the interest of the American public as evidenced by continuing rallies and ongoing media attention.
With the Senate's recent passage of immigration reform, all eyes are now on the House of Representatives. There, the Republican leadership has stated its intention to craft its own bill through “regular order,” and has vowed not to proceed on an immigration reform bill unless it has support from a majority of the House Republican Conference. As House Republicans continue to seek consensus around the complexities of immigration reform, other legislative priorities including the Farm Bill, the debt ceiling extension and a continuing resolution for the budget further complicate prospects for passage of immigration reform by the House. Washington last enacted comprehensive immigration reform in 1986. What is at stake for America’s national and economic security if Congress does, or does not, adopt immigration reform this year?
Ogilvy Government Relations and Ogilvy Washington bring together Congressman John Carter of Texas and John Sampson of Microsoft to discuss opportunities and challenges toward implementing immigration reform in the 113th Congress.
The Ogilvy Exchange Series is a forum in Washington in which speakers discuss timely topics of interest to Washington-based constituencies including government officials, advocacy groups, the business community and news media. The series is free and open to the public.