While all of the drama of a government shutdown occupies our attention, Politico notes that House Democrats are getting ready to make a push for immigration reform today:
House Democrats are planning on releasing their comprehensive immigration reform bill on Wednesday, according to a Democratic aide.
Key Democratic lawmakers in the chamber — including Nancy Pelosi, the top House Democrat; Xavier Becerra of California, and Congressional Hispanic Caucus chairman Ruben Hinojosa — have been working on a comprehensive piece of legislation in recent weeks.
In writing their bill, House Democrats are taking the Senate Gang of Eight bill, but erasing controversial border-security provisions known as the Corker-Hoeven amendment. In its place, Democrats are inserting a bipartisan border-security bill that passed the House Homeland Security Committee in May.
Watch for more details on this to drop today around noon ET.