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Is returning to Washington after a weeklong holiday break topping the agenda of the political hot potato of immigration.
Peter -- -- is live in Washington good morning Peter how close are the two sides right now.
Patty and it's just set the house and the senate are both back in town after a little break lawmakers -- -- chamber are set to meet sometime after lunch around 2 PM.
And members of the House of Representatives are already digging in for a big debate.
About immigration reform legislation as you remember before they went away the senate.
Passed a comprehensive immigration bill with 68 votes that's a lot from both sides of the -- although many Republicans in the house think that bill.
Is just too ambitious.
To accomplish anything -- instead prefer to go piece by.
-- What the senate just passed was again.
A bunch of -- candy thrown down there but -- has thrown down there to gain votes.
But -- -- methodical Smart border approach we want a Smart border we also want a Smart immigration plan.
Something that makes sense.
Meanwhile across the -- prominent Democrats are predicting that a deal will be made on immigration reform.
When we do something on the border or at the workplace are with you document it should reflect what Americans want us to do and quite honestly they're saying.
Fix the entire system so I think what you're finding is that there will be 88 compromise a -- Smart compromise.
And -- week and a former president George W.
Bush came out in public in favor of immigration reform legislation we rarely here.
From President Bush about policy matters but he said it's important he -- to fix what he calls a broken immigration system and he said that he does think.
Immigration reform legislation -- chance.
To become law.
All right so Peter later this morning meanwhile President Obama is going to make an announcement what -- you hearing about that.
Patty and we're hearing the president Obama's gonna come out just before a new -- Cabinet meeting to announce that in his second term he wants to use technology and apps to essentially make the federal government.
Run smoother and smarter.
And we are going to hear from him exactly according to the -- two hours from right now.
All right Peter Doocy live at the White House thank you.
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