“Thanks to the bipartisan work taking place in the House and Senate right now, I am encouraged Washington might pass comprehensive reform this year,” he wrote in an article for The Huffington Post.
Bush did not formally endorse the bill — which is mostly unpopular in the GOP base — but did echo the proponents’ arguments.
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Also, his article was a contribution to an advocacy effort by the progressive groups and business groups, which are trying to pass the bill.
The groups include The Huffington Post, Organizing for Action and The Partnership for a New American Economy, which was established by New York May Mike Bloomberg.