Murdoch: Boehner should allow House vote on Senate immigration bill

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"They will act. They have to," Reid said. "This is something that the vast, vast majority of Republicans, Democrats and independents support, and John Boehner should let the House vote. That's all he has to do. If the House voted, it would pass overwhelmingly."

Boehner pressed his fellow Republicans to move forward with immigration legislation during a closed-door meeting last week but has also said he would not bring the Senate bill to the floor for a vote. Boehner has repeatedly vowed to only proceed with legislation that carries the support of a majority of his Republican conference.

Murdoch has been a vocal supporter of immigration reform in the past and publicly lobbied former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney to support reform efforts. 

In a report detailing the economic benefits of the Senate bill released by the White House last week, Murdoch was quoted voicing support for the effort.