Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) both commented on the importance of getting immigration reform passed in separate interviews on "Meet the Press" Sunday.
"This is something that the vast, vast majority of Republicans, Democrats and independents support, and John Boehner should let the House vote.," Reid said. "That's all he has to do. If the House voted, it would pass overwhelmingly."
McConnell said he hopes the House can push through the bill, which the Senate already passed its own version of, but acknowledged that the border security portion would be the "stickiest part."
"I'm a big fan of what legal immigration has done for our country. I hope the House can move it through," McConnell said, referring to his own wife's, former Labor Secretary Elaine Chao's, immigration story. "We need to seriously beef up the border security part."