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Senate votes 82-15 in first step to debate immigration reform
The Hill ^ | June 11, 2013 | Ramsey Cox

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, it’s 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. "I’ll 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 it’s going to become law."

(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 113th; aliens; amnesty; betrayal; bhoillegals; illegals; immigration; rinos; senate
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RINOs to the rescue!
1 posted on 06/11/2013 11:55:48 AM PDT by Alter Kaker
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To: Alter Kaker

Maybe it’s time to stop talking and vote the sucker down!


2 posted on 06/11/2013 11:57:58 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Alter Kaker

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.


3 posted on 06/11/2013 11:58:39 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: Alter Kaker

Yea,RINOs rescuing Marxists.
The fix was in on this a long time ago.


4 posted on 06/11/2013 11:59:53 AM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: Alter Kaker

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.


5 posted on 06/11/2013 12:00:52 PM PDT by Alter Kaker (Gravitation is a theory, not a fact. It should be approached with an open mind...)
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To: Alter Kaker

82-15.

UFB.

Meet the 82 new Senators of Mexico.


6 posted on 06/11/2013 12:01:07 PM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: Alter Kaker
Guess they believe those fake ads that play on Rush and Hannity all the time.

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

7 posted on 06/11/2013 12:01:15 PM PDT by Democrat_media (IRS rigged election for Obama and democrats by shutting down tea party)
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To: Alter Kaker; All

” “As an elected leader in my party, it’s 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!!


8 posted on 06/11/2013 12:01:29 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: Alter Kaker

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)


9 posted on 06/11/2013 12:01:46 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: exit82
82-15.

Which will be the Democrat/Republican makeup of the Senate after 20 million illegals are start voting...

10 posted on 06/11/2013 12:03:30 PM PDT by apillar
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To: Resolute Conservative

“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.


11 posted on 06/11/2013 12:03:44 PM PDT by vette6387
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To: Alter Kaker

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.


12 posted on 06/11/2013 12:03:53 PM PDT by Democrat_media (IRS rigged election for Obama and democrats by shutting down tea party)
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To: apillar

” Which will be the Democrat/Republican makeup of the Senate after 20 million illegals are start voting... “

+ 50 million soon to follow.


13 posted on 06/11/2013 12:04:40 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: Alter Kaker
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.

The 2014 elections results are going to come as a great surprise to these men.

14 posted on 06/11/2013 12:04:51 PM PDT by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: Nifster

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.


15 posted on 06/11/2013 12:05:09 PM PDT by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

20 million, + 50-60 million from chain migration = NO Republican party.


16 posted on 06/11/2013 12:05:27 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: Alter Kaker

More than 20 others... WTH.


17 posted on 06/11/2013 12:06:42 PM PDT by Ray76 (Do you reject Obama? And all his works? And all his empty promises?)
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To: Alter Kaker

I’m interested in the names of those 15 who DARED!


18 posted on 06/11/2013 12:06:49 PM PDT by txrangerette ("...hold to the truth; speak without fear." - Glenn Beck)
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To: exit82

Your comment made twitter! The left is quoting the thread


19 posted on 06/11/2013 12:07:26 PM PDT by chopperjc
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To: stephenjohnbanker; Carry_Okie

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!!!


20 posted on 06/11/2013 12:07:54 PM PDT by SierraWasp ("Bitter Ender," "Bitter Clinger," Yes on both. COUNT ME IN!!! I love God and guns, but not gayness!!)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Think it is time for the Tea Party to become a political party.


21 posted on 06/11/2013 12:08:10 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (The reason we own guns is to protect ourselves from those wanting to take our guns from us.)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

There isn’t one now. At least one that matters.


22 posted on 06/11/2013 12:08:59 PM PDT by Jay Thomas (If not for my faith in Christ, I would despair.)
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To: Democrat_media

>> Guess they believe those fake ads that play on Rush and Hannity all the time.

Hannity and Rush may have no control over the airing of those ads.


23 posted on 06/11/2013 12:10:17 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Alter Kaker
Just when it looks like the Obama admin is on the ropes, the GOP comes to the rescue with a huge legislative victory.

It's almost funny how inept the republican party is.

24 posted on 06/11/2013 12:11:09 PM PDT by turducken
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To: Alter Kaker
Now all we need is the supremes to say yea to homosexuals, and we can know the time is neigh.
25 posted on 06/11/2013 12:11:41 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Alter Kaker

It’s no mystery:

The individuals who bribe them

er

pay for their reelection campaigns

call the shots


26 posted on 06/11/2013 12:12:08 PM PDT by warchild9
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To: AnAmericanAbroad

This version from the Senate has been declared DOA in the House. The House has its own secret gang working on it, and will follow its own path. That doesn’t mean we will agree with it. It does mean that this particular TURKEY will not pass in the House. I saw where one of the House secret gang left the negotiations a couple days ago. Rep. Raul Labrador was involved there, isn’t now. He’s a new rep who got there with help from the tea party, IIRC...


27 posted on 06/11/2013 12:12:23 PM PDT by txrangerette ("...hold to the truth; speak without fear". - Glenn Beck)
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To: Gene Eric

” Guess they believe those fake ads that play on Rush and Hannity all the time.

Hannity and Rush may have no control over the airing of those ads.”

BS!


28 posted on 06/11/2013 12:12:31 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Don’t forget the 1.6 million Syrian refugees heading our way (see L A Times story yesterday)


29 posted on 06/11/2013 12:12:53 PM PDT by llevrok (Joe Biden is the Fredo Corleone of the Obama crime family.)
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To: Mr. Jeeves
The 2014 elections results are going to come as a great surprise to these men.

Really? Joke is on you. No matter who you vote for, they're going to vote for amnesty. Public is screwed.

30 posted on 06/11/2013 12:13:25 PM PDT by Alter Kaker (Gravitation is a theory, not a fact. It should be approached with an open mind...)
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To: warchild9

” It’s no mystery:

The individuals who bribe them

er

pay for their reelection campaigns

call the shots”

Chamber of Commerce (owns Rove)

Banks


31 posted on 06/11/2013 12:14:01 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: llevrok

” Don’t forget the 1.6 million Syrian refugees heading our way (see L A Times story yesterday)”

Yeah, I read that.


32 posted on 06/11/2013 12:15:00 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Not BS.


33 posted on 06/11/2013 12:15:07 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Alter Kaker
"I’ll 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 it’s going to become law."

Who does McConnell think he's fooling...everybody knows that the fix is in.

34 posted on 06/11/2013 12:15:45 PM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

The Republicans who voted for this don’t care, they’ll just switch parties if the electorate becomes mostly Mexican and democratic. It’s as easy as that. They keep whatever millions is getting funneled to them to vote for this bill and if they need to in the future they’ll just become dems to hold onto power once the make up of their district changes. These are nothing but power hungry lawyers running this country.


35 posted on 06/11/2013 12:17:29 PM PDT by snarkytart
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To: Gene Eric

1) Hannity went over to the amnesty side.

2) Rush owns his show. He also owns a large chunk of the advertising on his show, and that includes these ads.


36 posted on 06/11/2013 12:17:59 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: chopperjc

Cool! I’m sure the NSA read it too!

Have a linkie?


37 posted on 06/11/2013 12:19:00 PM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: snarkytart; All

” The Republicans who voted for this don’t care, they’ll just switch parties if the electorate becomes mostly Mexican and democratic. It’s as easy as that. They keep whatever millions is getting funneled to them to vote for this bill and if they need to in the future they’ll just become dems to hold onto power once the make up of their district changes. These are nothing but power hungry lawyers running this country.”

Good job of laying out the truth.

BUMP


38 posted on 06/11/2013 12:19:36 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: Mr. Jeeves
The 2014 elections results are going to come as a great surprise to these men.

Please explain. I guranntee by early 2014 20M + illegal criminals will be new RAT voters.

The passage of this evil immigration bill by utterly evil scum in D.C. will truly be check mate for our Republic.

It will be the point of No Return down the road to Third World Socialism.

39 posted on 06/11/2013 12:20:58 PM PDT by sand88
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To: exit82

https://twitter.com/owillis/status/344530061258539009
There ya go


40 posted on 06/11/2013 12:22:25 PM PDT by chopperjc
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To: txrangerette
I’m interested in the names of those 15 who DARED!

The 15 genuine American patriots are: John Barrasso of Wyoming, John Boozman of Arkansas, Michael D. Crapo of Idaho, Ted Cruz of Texas, Michael B. Enzi of Wyoming, Charles E. Grassley of Iowa, James M. Inhofe of Oklahoma, Mark S. Kirk of Illinois, Mike Lee of Utah, Jim Risch of Idaho, Pat Roberts of Kansas, Tim Scott of South Carolina, Jeff Sessions of Alabama, Richard C. Shelby of Alabama and David Vitter of Louisiana.

41 posted on 06/11/2013 12:23:57 PM PDT by re_nortex
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To: Alter Kaker

Just so people know, the MAJORITY of Republicans in the Senate — including Mitch McConnell — are now on the record supporting amnesty


Exactly. We conservatives are the RINOs. The beltway GOP and RNC have put their cards on the table.


42 posted on 06/11/2013 12:24:04 PM PDT by lodi90
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To: chopperjc

I found it—Oliver Willis at Media Matters on Twitter

@owillis

He is quoting a few replies on this thread.

Least he could do is properly attribute the quotes, but then again he is a far left loon.


43 posted on 06/11/2013 12:26:08 PM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: sand88

” I guranntee by early 2014 20M + illegal criminals will be new RAT voters.

The passage of this evil immigration bill by utterly evil scum in D.C. will truly be check mate for our Republic. “

It will destroy our solid middle class, and that is the ultimate goal.


44 posted on 06/11/2013 12:26:36 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: txrangerette; All
I’m interested in the names of those 15 who DARED!

The Good 15: Sessions, Shelby, Boozman, Risch, Crapo, Kirk (!), Grassley, Roberts, Vitter, Inhofe, Scott, Cruz, Lee, Enzi, Barasso. All other GOPers voted Aye.

Note: Several of the Senators above, including RINO Kirk have hinted they may vote for passage of the final bill. Ugh.

Senators who betrayed us: Alexander, Ayotte, Blunt, Burr, Chambliss, Coats, Coburn, Cochran, Collins, Corker, Cornyn, Enzi, Fischer, Flake, Graham, Hatch, Heller, Hoeven, Isakson, Johanns, Johnson, McCain, McConell, Moran, Murkowski, Paul (!), Portman, Thune (!), Toomey, Wicker.

45 posted on 06/11/2013 12:26:50 PM PDT by Alter Kaker (Gravitation is a theory, not a fact. It should be approached with an open mind...)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Not if they’re local inserts.


46 posted on 06/11/2013 12:27:33 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: chopperjc

Thanks for the link. GMTA.

Media Matters wannabe didn’t have any original thoughts, so they had to Tweet ours.


47 posted on 06/11/2013 12:27:54 PM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: Alter Kaker

Christie’s appointee Jeff Chiesa (surprise!) also voted Yes.

We’ll see how they vote this afternoon on the actual motion to proceed


48 posted on 06/11/2013 12:28:12 PM PDT by CountryClassSF
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To: re_nortex

” The 15 genuine American patriots are: John Barrasso of Wyoming, John Boozman of Arkansas, Michael D. Crapo of Idaho, Ted Cruz of Texas, Michael B. Enzi of Wyoming, Charles E. Grassley of Iowa, James M. Inhofe of Oklahoma, Mark S. Kirk of Illinois, Mike Lee of Utah, Jim Risch of Idaho, Pat Roberts of Kansas, Tim Scott of South Carolina, Jeff Sessions of Alabama, Richard C. Shelby of Alabama and David Vitter of Louisiana. “

No surprises here.


49 posted on 06/11/2013 12:28:52 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: Alter Kaker

“very few people believe is working well either for our own citizens”

True, sadly, the foreign citizens you seem to be voting for to give them benefits, gives not benefits to actual Americans you took an oath to protect.


50 posted on 06/11/2013 12:29:12 PM PDT by edcoil (If you can't change the rules, then ignore them.)
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