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Rep. Denham to Continue to Push for ENLIST Act in NDAA

Rep. Jeff Denham, R-Calif. (Douglas Graham/Roll Call File Photo)

The Republican leadership of the House has signaled its intent to block consideration of any immigration-related amendments to the National Defense Authorization Act this week, but Rep. Jeff Denham, R-Calif., hasn't given up — yet.  

Denham, who caused a stir last month by pledging to force a House vote on an amendment to the NDAA that would create a legal status pathway to undocumented immigrants who served the military — the so-called ENLIST Act — has filed that amendment with the House Rules Committee, which was set to meet Monday evening to determine whether to allow that amendment, and countless others, to be subject for debate. Denham is also asking the Rules Committee to allow consideration of an amendment that would call upon the secretary to Defense to compile a report on the number of undocumented immigrants who have, since 2000, enlisted in the military and gone onto obtain citizenship.  

Chamber of Commerce Spends $5.2 Million on Ads

The Chamber of Commerce of the U.S . reported it spent $5.2 million last week on political advertisements for the 2014 elections. The Chamber identified how they sent the funds but did not report which corporations or donors provided the funds.  

The Chamber reported it paid $1,100,000 to Something Else Strategies as independent expenditures for TV and digital ads to run from May 7-31, supporting Senate candidate Rep. Cory Gardner , R-Colo.  

Quick Reference Money Chart for 2014 Hot House Races

New campaign finance reports of incumbents and candidates for the most competitive and open-seat U.S. House races in 2014  show 39 candidates have war chests of over $1 million at the end of the first quarter of the year, including 11 who are not incumbents.  

Roll Call has produced quick reference chart  of this year's first quarter receipts and expenditures for the major candidates in the 2014 most competitive and open-seat U.S. House races.