Will Duncan Hunter Blue Slip the Senate Amnesty Bill
House conservatives are ready to stop the Senate immigration bill in its tracks with a potent procedural weapon should the contentious measure win passage in the upper chamber.
The trump card conservatives may hold is a constitutional rule that revenue-related bills must originate in the House. The Senate immigration measure requires that illegal immigrants pay back taxes before becoming citizens, opening the door to a House protest, dubbed a “blue slip” for the color of its paper.
The bill contains language that all back taxes have to be paid by aliens before they can garner citizenship. All bills that are revenue-related must originate in the House. Will Duncan Hunter lead this fight? I hope so. Expect to hear more about this in the future.