The Agenda

Reid Sticks by Immigration Reform

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid seems determined to forge ahead with immigration reform: Despite having no Republican partners on the issue, Reid has rejected a package from Senators Lindsey Graham, John Kerry, and Joe Lieberman that Politico says “would move immigration reform through the regular committee process on a priority basis and allow the energy bill to move forward on the Senate floor.” The proposal would have pushed the immigration-reform debate back until November, after the midterm elections. Graham, Kerry, and Lieberman meanwhile are not giving up in their fight to prioritize climate-change legislation over immigration reform: On Tuesday, they sent their bill to the EPA for analysis.