Pelosi 'optimistic' comprehensive immigration reform can pass the House

The amendment would block some of the provisions included in the Senate’s bill.

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Pelosi, however, did not see that bipartisan vote for King’s amendment as an automatic rejection of a comprehensive bill.

She explained, “I do not think the vote this morning on the King Act is indicative of where the House will be on immigration.”

Pelosi added, “taken piece by piece, some of us may have objections with one piece or another, but advancing comprehensive immigration reform is a bigger equity than some of the individual pieces.”