Rep. Raul Labrador (R-Idaho) told reporters on Wednesday that he is leaving the House bipartisan immigration group called the "Group of Eight," citing disputes over "health care issues" as the reason for breaking away.
"I think my exit just means that I couldn't agree with them on language," Labrador told reporters. "I don't think it means anything for immigration reform."
The announcement comes after the conservative Republican Study Committee group met Wednesday afternoon with six Republican senators, including Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, to discuss immigration reform.
After that meeting Labrador said he plans to introduce legislation of his own. He also expressed his frustration with the Senate bill, particularly what he saw as a lack of strong border security provisions.
"I don't think you get anything out of the Senate without strong border security," Labrador said after the meeting. "And we definitely don't get anything out of the House without strong border security."