FILE - In this July 2, 2012 file photo, Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt. speaks in Montpelier, Vt. Minorities _ Hispanics, women, blacks, Asians _ stand as the majority among House Democrats, giving them ... more 
FILE - In this July 2, 2012 file photo, Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt. speaks in Montpelier, Vt. Minorities _ Hispanics, women, blacks, Asians _ stand as the majority among House Democrats, giving them considerable clout in pushing for the most massive rewrite of the nation’s immigration laws in a generation. As the immigration fight shifted to the House, rank-and-file Democrats delivered a simple message to their party leader on Friday: If Republicans who call the shots make good on their promise to bring up single-issue legislation, we’ll only go along if it gets us to negotiations with the Senate. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot, File) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Toby Talbot, File
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