WASHINGTON Breaking News: Bush Nudges GOP on Immigration as Lawmakers Meet

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WASHINGTON Breaking News: Bush Nudges GOP on Immigration as Lawmakers Meet

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WASHINGTON Breaking News: Bush Nudges GOP on Immigration as Lawmakers Meet

by Wochit 1:18 mins

As House Republicans weighed their next steps on immigration Wednesday, former President George W. Bush nudged them ever so gently from the Texas sidelines to carry a "benevolent spirit" into a debate that includes a possible path to citizenship for millions living in the country illegally. The timing and substance of Bush's remarks were reminders of the imperative that many national party leaders feel that Republicans must broaden their appeal among Hispanic voters to compete successfully in future presidential elections. Four U.S. lawmakers have introduced legislation that would force more public disclosure about foreign aid programs, amid debate over whether to suspend the $1.5 billion that Washington sends to Egypt each year. The bipartisan bills introduced in the Senate and House of Representatives would require that regular evaluations of foreign assistance programs be made public, with the goal of showing taxpayers how their money is spent, and convincing them of the value of the aid. President George H.W. Bush is returning to the White House for an event honoring the volunteer service award he created 24 years ago. President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, are hosting the event in recognition of the 5,000th Daily Point of Light Award.

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