Utah Rep. says Senate’s immigration bill full of pork, won’t pass House

Posted at 4:19 PM, Jul 07, 2013

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The House of Representatives is debating a controversial immigration bill already passed by the U.S. Senate, but one Utah Congressman said he doesn’t think it will pass.

The Senate version of the bill passed with support from a majority of Democrats and 14 Republicans, including Senator Orrin Hatch, R-Utah.

Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, said Sunday the bill doesn’t have a chance of passing the House.

“There's no way I believe that the Senate bill will pass,” he said. “It's full of pork. It doesn't solve the problems. It's got amnesty in it. There’s too much in it, and I think House members will say, 'Nay. No way that bill's gonna pass.’”

FOX 13 News reached out to the lone Democrat in Utah’s Congressional delegation, Rep. Jim Matheson, for a comment on the bill, but his staff said he was busy with family activities.