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Dems Fail To Block Debate On Amnesty Bill

From those defenders of open borders and low wages at the New York Times:

Immigration Bill Suffers Setback in Senate Vote


June 7, 2007

WASHINGTON, June 7 —The Senate refused at midday to shut off debate on the immigration overhaul bill and move toward a vote, leaving the fate of the legislation uncertain and setting up another, all-important procedural vote this evening.

The move to end debate was rejected by 63 to 33, so the bill’s backers fell 27 votes short of the 60 needed to invoke what is known as cloture and set up a yes-or-no vote on the legislation itself.

The result was a setback not only for the bill’s supporters but also for President Bush, who has made a comprehensive immigration bill one of his top legislative priorities.

Nevertheless, Senator Harry Reid of Nevada, the Democratic majority leader, scheduled another, make-or-break cloture vote for this evening. If that vote also falls short, Mr. Reid is expected to shelve the bill, meaning that changes in immigration law might not be considered again for many months.

Senator Edward M. Kennedy, Democrat of Massachusetts and an architect of the bill, vowed to work “all day long” to muster support for this evening’s vote. The day-long debate offered the bill’s opponents a chance to be heard yet again and leave their mark on the bill with amendments.

The midday move to end debate failed chiefly because a significant number of conservative Republicans wanted more time to offer amendments to make the measure more to their liking…

The New York Times couldn’t even be bothered to change their headline from their last breathless defense of this disasterous bill.

But you see, this legislation is already so perfect not even any debate about it can be allowed.

This is the open and honest government the Democrats promised us.

This article was posted by Steve on Thursday, June 7th, 2007. Comments are currently closed.

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