Rep. Paul Ryan Endorses Immigration Bill

Healthcare policy had been causing rifts among legislators


A bipartisan group negotiating a House immigration bill earned a key endorsement Thursday from Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), a day after one of its eight core members quit the effort because of a dispute over healthcare policy.

Ryan, the House GOP budget chief and 2012 Republican vice presidential nominee, told The Hill that he supported the legislation the House group hopes to introduce this month, despite the departure of conservative Rep. Raúl Labrador (R-Idaho).

"I do support what they're doing," Ryan said. "I think they put out a good product. It's good policy."