Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Senate Vote To Proceed To Debate Immigration Reform Bill

Let's take a look at these 2 votes:
'With an 82 to 15 vote Tuesday afternoon, the Senate voted to end debate on a motion to proceed to an immigration reform bill.

Shortly thereafter, the Senate voted 84 to 15 in favor of a motion to proceed.'
Senator Rubio announced friday that the Motion to proceed S744 would be voted on June 11th. Byron York reported monday 10th:
'In a Spanish-language interview Sunday with the network Univision, Sen. Marco Rubio, the leading Republican on the Gang of Eight comprehensive immigration reform group, made his strongest statement yet that legalization of the nation’s estimated 11 million illegal immigrants must happen before any new border security or internal enforcement measures are in place'
Who were the 15 that voted against the motion to proceed to S744? List can be found here:

Enzi (R-WY), Nay
Barrasso (R-WY), Nay
Boozman (R-AR), Nay 

Crapo (R-ID), Nay
Cruz (R-TX), Nay 

Grassley (R-IA), Nay 
Inhofe (R-OK), Nay
Kirk (R-IL), Nay
Lee (R-UT), Nay
Risch (R-ID), Nay
Roberts (R-KS), Nay 

Scott (R-SC), Nay 
Sessions (R-AL), Nay 
Shelby (R-AL), Nay 
Vitter (R-LA), Nay  

Boozman (R-AR), Nay

McCain (R-AZ), Not Voting 
Murkowski (R-AK), Not Voting
Coburn (R-OK), Not
Once again, as during the Chuck Hagel nomination, Senator Jim Inhofe marginalises himself.

This is also funny:

'The leaders of unions representing workers at the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services said in a letter sent to lawmakers last month that the Senate measure is too weak on securing the borders in part because it doesn't provide for enough agents.'


Ann Garrison said...

Vincent, I love it that you keep up with U.S. politics as closely, or even more so than I do, but I think maybe you should identify the U.S. Senate when that's what you're talking about. LOL.

Vincent Harris said...

slowly starting to understand it a little bit more (I think). Still learning.

Applying my migration and democratic development idea on the US is fun.

Ann Garrison said...

Important decision at the U.S. Supreme Court today, 7 to 2 ruling that federal law overrules Arizona State law; Justices Reject Arizona Voting Law Requiring Proof of Citizenship, http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/18/us/justices-reject-arizona-voting-law-requiring-proof-of-citizenship.html

Vincent Harris said...

interesting decision.