Skip to comments.Senate votes 82-15 in first step to debate immigration reform
Posted on 06/11/2013 11:55:47 AM PDT by Alter Kaker
The Senate voted 82-15 on Tuesday to end debate on a motion to proceed to a comprehensive immigration reform bill.
The Senate is expected to continue work on the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act throughout June. The next vote will be held at 4 p.m. on Tuesday that will be on the actual motion to proceed to the bill.
The four Republican members of the Gang of Eight Sens. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), John McCain (R-Ariz.), Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Jeff Flake (R- Ariz.) were joined by more than 20 other GOP senators in voting to advance the debate. That strong support is expected to dwindle if certain amendments aren't agreed to.
"As an elected leader in my party, its my view that we at least need to try to improve a situation that as far as I can tell very few people believe is working well either for our own citizens, or for those around the world who aspire to become Americans," Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said ahead of the vote Tuesday. "Ill vote to debate it and for the opportunity to amend it, but in the days ahead there will need to be major changes to this bill if its going to become law."
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Maybe it’s time to stop talking and vote the sucker down!
I was not a hater until lately. Now I hate all that seek to destroy this once great nation and hope a pox on them all.
Yea,RINOs rescuing Marxists.
The fix was in on this a long time ago.
Just so people know, the MAJORITY of Republicans in the Senate — including Mitch McConnell — are now on the record supporting amnesty. This isn’t just McCain and Rubio — this is most of them.
Meet the 82 new Senators of Mexico.
These ads are paid for by liberal billionaire Zuckerber( facebook founder). The ads say they are from a conservative group but that's a lie as is everything in the ads
” “As an elected leader in my party, its my view that we at least need to try to improve a situation that as far as I can tell very few people believe is working well either for our own citizens, or for those around the world who aspire to become Americans,” Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.)”
You dirty,rotten SOB......it isn’t working, because you REFUSE to enforce the law!!
If you thought Ocare was a total disaster just wait....this thing stinks to high heaven and will finish destroying our country (whatever might be left of it)
Which will be the Democrat/Republican makeup of the Senate after 20 million illegals are start voting...
“I was not a hater until lately. Now I hate all that seek to destroy this once great nation and hope a pox on them all.”
I have made that transition as well. I rejoice when The Lord calls any them Home.
Lautenberg’s death was a time for celebration for me. Seems as though this is the only thing that puts a real end to any of these Marxists. We have fallen so far as a country and a people.
The IRS rigged the 2012 election by preventing conservative groups from getting started
This is an IRS Senate and Congress .
the 2012 election is invalid.
” Which will be the Democrat/Republican makeup of the Senate after 20 million illegals are start voting... “
+ 50 million soon to follow.
The 2014 elections results are going to come as a great surprise to these men.
OK, Freepers who gamble: place your bets.
Anyone got the odds on this passing both House and Senate and being signed into law by Obama before the summer recess?
I’d say those odds are pretty damned good, if I were a betting man.
20 million, + 50-60 million from chain migration = NO Republican party.
More than 20 others... WTH.
I’m interested in the names of those 15 who DARED!
Your comment made twitter! The left is quoting the thread
They just can’t stop the never ending tendency of playing the interminable game of CYA and PR, along with PC!!! It’s enough to gag a maggot in a steaming manuer pile!!!
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