U.S. House Speaker Boehner says may bring up immigration reform this year

WASHINGTON Wed Oct 23, 2013 10:47am EDT

WASHINGTON Oct 23 (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."