Senate immigration bill would lead to net savings of $135 billion

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The Senate's sweeping immigration bill would significantly increase the size of the country's labor force and lead to net savings of around $135 billion over 10 years, the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office said in a report released on Wednesday.

If the bill became law, the CBO said the policies would lead to a net increase of 9.6 million people living in the United States. The Senate passed the immigration bill at the end of June but the fate of the legislation is unclear in the Republican-controlled House of Representatives.

Both chambers must pass the same legislation before it can become law.

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indiana  |  July, 05, 2013 at 09:15 PM

obama care is also a big saver. NOT!

Nebraska  |  July, 06, 2013 at 05:45 PM

Let's that is about 3% of the current federal budget not including ObamaCare. Big whooping deal.

nebraska  |  July, 06, 2013 at 05:50 PM

And when has the CBO ever been right. There estimates are mostly fantasy developed for those in DC or those mad hatters in "Ombama's Wonderland !

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