By Andrew Doughman (contact)

Tuesday, July 2, 2013 | 2:08 p.m.
Harry Reid

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid confidently said Tuesday a federal overhaul to the nation’s immigration system will pass out of Congress.

The bill passed on 68-32 vote in the Senate last Thursday, and now faces what appears to be a tougher path through a Republican-controlled House of Representatives.

Asked about the bill at a press conference at Mandalay Bay this afternoon, Reid said “immigration is going to pass the House of Representatives.”

“The Tea Party can’t stop it,” the Democratic Senator said of conservative opposition to the bill.

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