Washington, D.C. – House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) issued the following statement after the House of Representatives failed to advance two immigration bills, the Securing America’s Future Act (H.R. 4760) and the Border Security and Immigration Reform Act (H.R. 6136).

“Immigration reform is a very complicated, difficult, and emotional issue. While the failure of these two bills is disappointing, what is most disappointing is that not a single Democratic member voted for either bill.  Despite the bills not achieving a majority of votes individually, between the two votes, 223 Republicans voted for legislation to secure our borders, restore the rule of law, reduce chain migration, and provide a solution for the DACA problem. I am very encouraged that we have 223 Republicans willing to do the right thing and now we need to do the hard work of finding the right combination of these two bills that can get a majority of votes in the House.”