06/20/2013 11:09 am ET

Hispanic Dems 'Cautiously Optimistic' After Meeting With Boehner


Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) on Wednesday told members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus that immigration reform would need majority support from both Republicans and Democrats to pass in the House.

More than two dozen members of the Democratic group attended the private meeting with the Speaker, and leaders emerged saying they were “cautiously optimistic” that a broad immigration bill could win support in the GOP-led chamber.

Still, members said Boehner did not back off his remarks from Tuesday, when he said he would not bring to the House floor an immigration bill that lacked support from a majority of Republicans.

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