SOLVING A CRISIS: A Republican Congressman is urging his fellow lawmakers to act on immigration reform this year due to the influx of unaccompanied children trying to enter the United States illegally. “It absolutely is a reason that we need tougher border security but the policies that go along with that. I think it’s a key reason why immigration reform is not dead this year … we’ve got a crisis today that we’ve got to solve,” said Rep. Jeff Denham. Lawmakers should work hard to create shared goals: Seung Min Kim for POLITICO: Jeff Denham presses GOP on immigration
CONGRESS IS BROKEN: “As he prepares to leave office later this year, [Rep. John] Dingell let loose during an event at the National Press Club, declaring that Congress is broken and unproductive — and that it hasn't always been and doesn't need to be this way,” writes Wesley Lowery. “This is not a Congress that is working. But it could be. And frankly, it should be,” Dingell said. One way to make our country more productive is creating a National Strategic Agenda: Wesley Lowery for The Washington Post: John Dingell: Congress is broken, but it doesn’t have to be
BORDER CONTROL: “President Obama will ask Congress for more than $2 billion to respond to the influx of immigrants illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexico border, also seeking broader powers to speed up deportations of unaccompanied children,” writes Rachel Huggins: Rachel Huggins for The Hill: Obama to seek $2B for border control
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STAT OF THE DAY: CEO pay has risen 725 percent since 1978, whereas pay for the standard employee has only gone up around 10 percent: Sam Becker for USA TODAY: Higher-paid CEOs do a worse job, study says