U.S. Rep. Raul Labrador of Idaho will discuss immigration reform legislation Sunday morning on NBC's "Meet the Press."
The second-term Republican walked away last month from a bipartisan group working to draft a House bill. He split with the group after his belief that immigrants should cover their own catastrophic health care costs did not gain traction with other participants in the eight-member group. Others argued those immigrants should be covered under the national health care reform law.
Earlier, he had differences over guest-worker provisions. Labrador said he became convinced the efforts of the group, evenly represented by Republicans and Democrats, would not bring a bill that could win Republican support.
During his two and a half years in office, Labrador has appeared on the program several times. He is a popular guest for representing the Tea Party contingent of the GOP.
"Meet the Press" airs at 8 a.m. on KTVB, channel 7.