Boehner says he might bring up immigration reform this year

WASHINGTON Wed Oct 23, 2013 11:44am EDT

1 of 3. U.S. House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) speaks next to Representative Lynn Jenkins (R-KS) (R) during a news conference at the Republican National Committee offices on Capitol Hill in Washington October 23, 2013.

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - House of Representatives speaker John Boehner on Wednesday held out the possibility that he might bring U.S. immigration legislation to the floor by the end of the year.

Asked at a question-and-answer session with reporters if he intends to bring up immigration reform this year, Boehner, a Republican, replied: "I still think that immigration reform is an important subject that needs to be addressed and I am hopeful."

(Reporting David Lawder and Caren Bohan; Editing by Vicki Allen)