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Rep. Raul Labrador claims he is ‘close’ to securing votes to become the next Majority Leader
Washington Times ^ | 6-17-14 | By Seth McLaughlin

Posted on 06/18/2014 7:54:32 PM PDT by kingattax

Rep. Raul Labrador said Tuesday that he is gaining momentum in his campaign to become the next House Majority leader and “close” to securing the votes he need to win the post.

“A lot of people are switching their votes, and they are really excited about having somebody challenge the establishment right now,” Mr. Labrador, Idaho Republican, said on “Fox and Friends.”

“It is important for us to show that we need a new direction in the party.”

Asked whether he is nearing the 218 votes needed to win the job, Mr. Labrador said, “We’re close.”

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


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: elections; labrador; majorityleader

1 posted on 06/18/2014 7:54:32 PM PDT by kingattax
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To: kingattax

Here’s hoping.


2 posted on 06/18/2014 7:56:23 PM PDT by Wyrd bið ful aræd (Pope Calvin the 1st, defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades)
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To: All; kingattax

‘“It is important for us to show that we need a new direction in the party.”’

We need to call our GOP congresscritters!


3 posted on 06/18/2014 7:57:06 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: kingattax

I hope so. Even a member of ISIS would be preferable to McCarthy


4 posted on 06/18/2014 7:59:33 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Sun
We need to call our GOP congresscritters!

Done. When I spoke with the idiot who takes calls for him it was pretty clear he had never even heard of Raul Labrador. I told him that if his boss voted for Kevin McCarthy, I was going to vote for the democrat and then run for his seat in 2016.

5 posted on 06/18/2014 8:00:22 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: kingattax

Prayers up!


6 posted on 06/18/2014 8:02:17 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: P-Marlowe

“..I told him that if his boss voted for Kevin McCarthy, I was going to vote for the democrat and then run for his seat in 2016.”

Wow, I can’t top that. Good job.


7 posted on 06/18/2014 8:03:34 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: kingattax

Both Labrador and McCarthy are pro-amnesty. Labrador is somewhat more grudging in his support, but that support is still there. Either one as M.L. gives us an amnesty bill.


8 posted on 06/18/2014 8:08:41 PM PDT by montag813
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To: montag813

In practice, it won’t happen while Obama’s reign continues because they KNOW he would do something completely wacky with it.


9 posted on 06/18/2014 8:15:39 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: kingattax

go get Raul!......


10 posted on 06/18/2014 8:22:09 PM PDT by cherry
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To: kingattax

I have trouble believing it matters. I don’t see the GOP allowing an anti amnesty as leader. They have and are selling out this country. And they are going to continue doing so.


11 posted on 06/18/2014 8:27:28 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s ((If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: montag813

look around and read the papers....there is no amnesty...there’s an onslaught....I feel better with Raul in there...


12 posted on 06/18/2014 8:27:53 PM PDT by cherry
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To: montag813

Agreed. Labrador is pro-am.


13 posted on 06/18/2014 8:28:17 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Can Juan Williams possibly be that stupid?)
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To: clintonh8r

the proper leader would be a nice change, but its the R congress critters who can actually make it happen


14 posted on 06/18/2014 8:51:21 PM PDT by chiller (NBCNews et al is in the tank and should be embarrassed)
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To: kingattax
Meet The New Boss.....

Anyone here know what job Raul Labrador had before he became a Congressman?

Immigration lawyer!

Since Kevin McCarthy has a F-minus grade on immigration from Numbers USA, I guess Labrador qualifies as a slight improvement.

15 posted on 06/18/2014 9:12:57 PM PDT by zeestephen
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To: kingattax

Trojan horse?

Heard this the other day. He’s a great dancer.

http://washingtonexaminer.com/why-talk-radio-host-laura-ingraham-is-clashing-with-raul-labrador/article/2549827


16 posted on 06/18/2014 9:22:21 PM PDT by capecodder
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To: zeestephen

Oh wow, that makes him the devil doesn’t it?


17 posted on 06/18/2014 9:22:44 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: capecodder

He wants a “guest worker program.”

That could mean a lot of things. People who keep projecting their most extreme distortions on other people are of no help here.


18 posted on 06/18/2014 9:24:16 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
Re: “Oh wow, that makes him the devil doesn’t it?”

No.

It means:

(1) He will not support enforcement of our current immigration laws against illegal workers.

(2) He will support our current rate of 1 million work visas per year.

(3) He will support our current rate of 1 million new Green Cards per year.

(4) He will support our current rate of 750,000 new citizens each year (600,000 will support the Democrat Party).

(5) He will support our current Affirmative Action (Quota) laws for Hispanics and other new immigrants.

19 posted on 06/18/2014 9:41:48 PM PDT by zeestephen
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To: zeestephen

Oh my, where did you find such a manifesto?


20 posted on 06/18/2014 9:42:41 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: kingattax

why does he need 218 votes? That’s half of the House. He’s running for a GOP seat so shouldn’t he need just half (plus one) of the GOP votes?


21 posted on 06/18/2014 9:45:19 PM PDT by Norseman (Defund the Left-Completely!)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
Re: "Oh my, where did you find such a manifesto?"

It's the Republican Party manifesto.

Sources:

Boehner, McConnell, Cantor, Ryan, McCain, Graham, McCarthy, Labrador, et alia.

22 posted on 06/18/2014 9:59:22 PM PDT by zeestephen
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To: zeestephen

How about et linkia... or you can’t do that because you have put together an altogether tendentious picture? Huh?


23 posted on 06/18/2014 10:36:30 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: zeestephen

And you also have the duty to tie Labrador, specifically, to this, having claimed such a thing.

Broad brush smear jobs do not fly.


24 posted on 06/18/2014 10:38:40 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
Neck, two can play your child's game.

Show me a Labrador quote, or Labrador legislation, where he advocates a reduction in work visas, Green Cards, or new citizens.

Show me where he advocates an end to Affirmative Action for Hispanics or other immigrant groups.

Show me where he advocates for universal E-Verify, or where he demands that Obama enforce civil and criminal penalties against employers who hire illegals.

From now on, we will trade Labrador quotes or Labrador legislation that confirm - or refute - the five statements I made.

You first, Neck.

25 posted on 06/18/2014 11:43:30 PM PDT by zeestephen
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To: zeestephen

I made no counter claim, however.

You made the claim and it is ringing out there in your playground voice, child.

Back it up, or back off.


26 posted on 06/18/2014 11:45:16 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
Quotes or legislation, Neck?

I didn't think so.

Re: Work Visas

Labrador said the lack of a robust guest-worker program is “the reason we have so many illegal immigrants.”

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-04-05/puerto-rico-born-labrador-top-republican-on-immigration.html

27 posted on 06/19/2014 12:19:49 AM PDT by zeestephen
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Re: Enforcement

“Our current immigration system is broken, and now is the time to fix it,” said Rep. Labrador.

http://labrador.house.gov/press-releases/labrador-votes-for-ag-act-at-judiciary-committee-markup/

Not one word from Labrador in the article about enforcing the immigration laws we already have.


28 posted on 06/19/2014 12:31:39 AM PDT by zeestephen
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Re: Work Visas

“Guest workers are vital to keep industries in America, and particularly in Idaho, competitive internationally.”

http://labrador.house.gov/immigration/


29 posted on 06/19/2014 12:37:44 AM PDT by zeestephen
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Re: Green Cards

“[Labrador] also wants to expand levels of legal immigration.”

http://fusion.net/leadership/story/republican-rep-raul-labrador-immigration-reform-faces-narrowing-12196


30 posted on 06/19/2014 12:53:13 AM PDT by zeestephen
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Re: Enforcement

“He criticized Mitt Romney’s ‘self-deportation’ policy and urged the party to take an active role in crafting a centrist alternative.”

http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/raul-labradors-complicated-history-immigration-reform


31 posted on 06/19/2014 12:58:21 AM PDT by zeestephen
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To: HiTech RedNeck
Re: Amnesty

“[Labrador] said he was uncomfortable barring people from attaining citizenship through existing channels once they settled down.”

“We shouldn’t create a second class group that could never become citizens...”

http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/raul-labradors-complicated-history-immigration-reform

32 posted on 06/19/2014 1:04:55 AM PDT by zeestephen
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To: montag813

yes but who’d be the bigger pain in Boehner’s side


33 posted on 06/19/2014 1:51:03 AM PDT by personalaccts (Is George W going to protect the border?)
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To: Tennessee Nana; TADSLOS; Jane Long; GOPJ; sickoflibs

CIRCA 2/2013 HUFF/POST-—Rep. Raúl Labrador (R-Idaho) warned on Thursday that he won’t vote for a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants and neither will his fellow House Republicans, a bad sign from someone who is considered one of the more pro-reform Republicans in the chamber.

“The people that came here illegally knowingly -— I don’t think they should have a path to citizenship,” he said on NPR, according to Talking Points Memo. “If you knowingly violated our law, you violated our sovereignty, I think we should normalize your status but we should not give you a pathway to citizenship.”

Whether the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants currently living in the United States should be given a pathway to become citizens is shaping up to be the most contentious issue in the immigration reform debate. Democrats and some Republicans insist such a provision must be a part of any reform bill, and a bipartisan Senate group dubbed the “gang of eight” released a framework that includes one.

A Quinnipiac University poll released on Thursday found that 56 percent of voters think undocumented immigrants should be allowed to stay in the United States and eventually apply for citizenship, while only 10 percent say they should be able to stay but not become citizens. Thirty percent say undocumented immigrants should be forced to leave the country.

But Republicans control the House, and many of them are opposed to such a pathway. Labrador, a former immigration lawyer, said he thinks undocumented immigrants should receive legal status but not the ability to become a legal permanent resident or citizen.

He said if Democrats push for a full pathway to citizenship, they will tank immigration reform and it will be for political reasons.

“If they want a political victory they’re going to draw a fine red line and they’re going to say, either a pathway to citizenship or nothing else,” he told NPR. “They know that the Republicans in the House are not going to be able to vote for that, and then they’re going to be able to beat us over the head in 2014, and say, look, the Republicans don’t like immigrants. Which is not true.”

Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), who chairs the House Judiciary Committee that handles immigration reform, expressed similar concerns to USA Today earlier this week.

“When [Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid] says there has to be a path to citizenship, I wonder whether he’s serious about doing immigration reform,” he said. “You have to come at this with a willingness to look at all the options and find the common ground.”

Some Republicans ave embraced the idea of giving undocumented immigrants a special road to citizenship. Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) told reporters on Wednesday that he supports the “gang of eight” framework.

“We have to remember the 11 million people who are here are people,” he told reporters, according to U.S. News.


34 posted on 06/19/2014 4:48:06 AM PDT by Liz (Another Clinton administration? Are you nuts?)
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HUFF/POST---AMNESTY HISTORY--CIRCA 2013

The Template--California Proposition 187 (1994)

California's Proposition 187 was submitted to the voters with the full support of then Republican governor Pete Wilson. It essentially blamed undocumented immigrants for the poor performance of the state economy in the early 1990s. The law called for cutting off benefits to undocumented immigrants: prohibiting their access to health care, public education, and other social services in California. It also required state authorities to report anyone who they suspected was undocumented. Status: The law passed with the support of 55 percent of the voters in 1994 but declared unconstitutional 1997.

The law was killed in 1999 when a new governor, Democrat Gray Davis, refused to appeal a judicial decision that struck down most of the law. Even though short-lived, the legislation paved the way for harsher immigration laws to come. On the other hand, the strong reaction from the Hispanic community and immigration advocates propelled a drive for naturalization of legal residents and created as many as one million new voters.

• The Worst: Arizona SB 1070 The Arizona Act made it a misdemeanor for an undocumented immigrant to be within the state lines of Arizona without legal documents allowing their presence in the U.S. This law has been widely criticized as xenophobic and for encouraging racial profiling. It requires state authorities to inquire about an individual's immigration status during an arrest when there is "reasonable suspicion" that the individual is undocumented. The law would allow police to detain anyone who they believe was in the country illegally. Status: The law was signed into law by Arizona Governor Jan Brewer on April 23, 2010. But it has generated a swirl of controversy and questions about its constitutionality. A federal judge issued a ruling that blocked what critics saw as some of the law's harshest provisions. House: 35-31 (4/12/2011)

• Following Arizona's Footsteps: Georgia HB 87

The controversy over Arizona's immigration law was followed by heated debate over Georgia's own law. HB 87 required government agencies and private companies to check the immigration status of applicants. This law also limited some government benefits to people who could prove their legal status. Status: Although a federal judge temporarily blocked parts of the law considered too extreme, it went into effect on July 1st. 2011. House: 113-56 Senate: 39-17

• Verifying Authorized Workers: Pennsylvania HB 1502

This bill, which was approved in 2010, bans contractors and subcontractors employ undocumented workers from having state construction contracts. The bill also protects employees who report construction sites that hire illegal workers. To ensure that contractors hire legal workers, the law requires employers to use the identification verification system E-verify, based on a compilation of legally issued Social Security numbers.

• A Spin Off of Arizona: Utah HB 497 Many states tried to emulate Arizona's SB 1070 law. However, most state legislatures voted against the proposals. Utah's legislature managed to approve an immigration law based on a different argument. Taking into consideration the criticism of racial profiling in Arizona, Utah required ID cards for "guest workers" and their families. In order to get such a card workers must pay a fee and have clean records. The fees go up to $2,500 for immigrants who entered the country illegally and $1,000 for immigrants who entered the country legally but were not complying with federal immigration law....

• The Most Comprehensive: Florida HB-1C

Florida's immigration law prohibits any restrictions on the enforcement of federal immigration law. It makes it unlawful for undocumented immigrants within the state to apply for work or work as an independent contractor. It forbids employers from hiring immigrants if they are aware of their illegal status and requires work applicants to go through the E-verify system in order to check their Social Security number. Status: effective since October 1st, 2010

• The Hot Seat: Alabama HB 56

The new immigration law in Alabama is considered the toughest in the land, even harder than Arizona's SB 1070. It prohibits law enforcement officers from releasing an arrested person before his or her immigration status is determined. It does not allow undocumented immigrants to receive any state benefit, and prohibits them from enrolling in public colleges, applying for work or soliciting work in a public space. The 2011 law also prohibits landlords from renting property to undocumented immigrants, and employers from hiring them. It requires residents to prove they are citizens before they become eligible to vote. The law asked every school in the state to submit an annual report with the number of presumed undocumented students, but this part, along with others, were suspended by federal courts.

35 posted on 06/19/2014 4:53:58 AM PDT by Liz (Another Clinton administration? Are you nuts?)
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To: Liz

forget about the citizenship crapola...

Why are they not demanding deportation...

“The people who come here illegally should not expect to stay”

HELLO ????

That “knowingly” bit covers AMNESTY for the DREAMers...

It lets them out...

Since they supposedly came here illegally and “unknowingly” they get to stay ???

Whatever happened to ignorance of the law is no excuse etc ????

Anyhoo for way too long we have let them get away with the false rhetoric about “a path to citizenship” when we should be demanding they hit the path to home...


36 posted on 06/19/2014 4:56:55 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Tennessee Nana

POINTS TO PONDER-—but not a problem?

1. More than 43% of all food stamps are given to ILLEGALS

2. 95% of warrants for murder in LA are for illegals.

3. Less than 2% pick crops but 43% are on welfare.

4. More that 66% of all births in CA are to illegals on Medi-Cal paid for by US TAXPAYERS.

5. Nearly 60% of ALL HUD properties are occupied by Illegals.

6. More that 39% of all CA students K-12 are illegals.

7. 75% of LA’s most wanted are illegals.

8. US companied using Illegals profited over $2.36 trillion in 2005

9. More than half of all violent gang members are illegals.

10. US TAX PAYERS FOOT ALL THE BILLS FOR ALL ILLEGALS...


37 posted on 06/19/2014 5:04:31 AM PDT by Liz (Another Clinton administration? Are you nuts?)
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To: Liz; FReepers

THIS.....needs to be sent out to everyone on your email lists....


POINTS TO PONDER-—but not a problem?

1. More than 43% of all food stamps are given to ILLEGALS

2. 95% of warrants for murder in LA are for illegals.

3. Less than 2% pick crops but 43% are on welfare.

4. More that 66% of all births in CA are to illegals on Medi-Cal paid for by US TAXPAYERS.

5. Nearly 60% of ALL HUD properties are occupied by Illegals.

6. More that 39% of all CA students K-12 are illegals.

7. 75% of LA’s most wanted are illegals.

8. US companied using Illegals profited over $2.36 trillion in 2005

9. More than half of all violent gang members are illegals.

10. US TAX PAYERS FOOT ALL THE BILLS FOR ALL ILLEGALS...


38 posted on 06/19/2014 6:00:11 AM PDT by Jane Long ("And when thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek")
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To: HiTech RedNeck

“He wants a “guest worker program.”

That could mean a lot of things. People who keep projecting their most extreme distortions on other people are of no help here. “

I agree. Here’s my take on Labrador from what I know. He was an early member of the House version of the “Gang of Eight” when he thought the Dems and POTUS were acting in good faith. But unlike Rubio in the Senate, he walked away from the group last summer when he came to the realization that the President would never secure the border and only enforces the laws he chooses. I believe his abandonment of the House effort struck a major blow to the legislation being passed this session.

I’m not sure what Labrador specifically wants regarding immigration, but at least he had the integrity to walk away when he realized he was essentially dealing with the devil. That may not make him perfect on the issue (or even close to perfect), but he’s a lot more honest than any of the current House leadership who continue to try and push this crap down our throats regardless of the how much they have to sell out their own constituents.


39 posted on 06/19/2014 6:00:21 AM PDT by lquist1
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To: All

LATINOREBELS.COM-—May 23, 2013

Puerto Rican-born Republican Rep. Raúl Labrador Supports Statehood Bill

Rep. Raúl Labrador, a Republican from Idaho, is one of three voting members of Congress to be born in Puerto Rico. Labrador was born in Carolina, Puerto Rico, while Democrat José Serrano was born in Mayagüez and Democrat Nydia Velázquez was born in Yabucoa.

Since Labrador is the only Republican in Congress with birth ties to Puerto Rico, his views about the latest statehood bill presented by Resident Commissioner Pedro Pierluisi (D), a non-voting member of Congress, matter. Getting Labrador to offer his full support of H.R. 2000 would make a big difference in Pierluisi’s push to make Puerto Rico the 51st state of the Union.

This week, Labrador, who was that supportive of last year’s status plebiscite on the island, shared his thoughts about Pierluisi’s bill, said he would vote YAY to H.R. 2000, but he won’t be that involved in getting fellow Republicans to vote YAY with him.

This is what Labrador told Puerto Rico’s El Nuevo Día:

“I have a lot of things to do. But if the bill gets to the floor, I would vote in favor of it,” Labrador said in Spanish. According the END, Labrador thought that Pierluisi’s bill was a “good idea.”

Pierluisi’s bill has 34 co-sponsors, including Pierluisi. A handful of those co-sponsors are Republicans. Besides Pierluisi, Serrano is the only other official of Puerto Rican descent who is a co-sponsor of the bill. Here is the full list of co-sponsors:
1)House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer of Maryland
2)Republican Rep. Don Young of Alaska (yes, the “wetback” guy)
3)Democratic Rep. José Serrano of New York
4)Republican Rep. Peter King of New York
5)Democratic Rep. George Miller of California
6)Republican Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen of Florida
7)Democratic Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida
8)Democratic Rep. Charles Rangel of New York
9)Democratic Rep. Henry Waxman of California
10)Democratic Rep. Marcy Kaptur of Ohio
11)Democratic Rep. Eliot Engel of New York
12)Eni Faleomavaega, the non-voting Delegate to the United States House of Representatives from American Samoa
13)Eleanor Holmes Norton, the non-voting Delegate to the United States House of Representatives from the District of Columbia
14)Democratic Rep. Corrine Brown of Florida
15)Republican Rep. John Mica of Florida
16)Democratic Rep. Alcee Hastings of Florida
17)Democratic Rep. Chaka Fattah of Pennsylvania
18)Democratic Rep. Ron Kind of Wisconsin
19)Democratic Rep. Joseph Crowley of New York
20)Republican Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart of Florida
21)Democratic Rep. Raúl Grijalva of Arizona
22)Madeleine Bordallo, the non-voting Delegate to the United States House of Representatives from Guam
23)Democratic Rep. Keith Ellison of Minnesota
24)Democratic Rep. Kathy Castor of Florida
25)Democratic Rep. Marcia Fudge of Ohio
26)Republican Rep. Aaron Schock of Illinois
27)Gregorio Sablan, the non-voting Delegate to the United States House of Representatives from the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
28)Democratic Rep. Ted Deutch of Florida
29)Democratic Rep. Jared Polis of Colorado
30)Democratic Rep. Alan Grayson of Florida
31)Democratic Rep. Federica Wilson of Florida
32)Democratic Rep. Joe Garcia of Florida
33)Democratic Rep. Carol Shea-Porter of New Hampshire

If passed, H.R. 2000 would authorize Congress and the White House to establish an admission process for Puerto Rico as the 51st state, if a majority of Puerto Rican voters choose statehood. Pierluisi said the following about Labrador, “Although Labrador has not joined the bill so far, I will not assume that he wouldn’t do so in the future.” Labrador, because he is a Republican, is seen as key representative if he becomes more vocal in his support. The same goes for Illinois Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (D), who right now believes the bill is slanted towards a statehood option.


40 posted on 06/19/2014 6:01:52 AM PDT by Liz (Another Clinton administration? Are you nuts?)
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To: montag813

I thought that what Labrador supports is a guest worker program. If it can be established that there are no US workers to do the work, if EVerify is the law of the land, if there’s no way for the workers to gain residency in the US beyond their contract, and if there’s no financial advantage for companies having to use guest workers, it’s not the problem. It’s actually part of the solution (ie: no excuse for invader labor)....but only with all of those conditions.


41 posted on 06/19/2014 6:11:20 AM PDT by grania
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To: Norseman

The author screwed up, and the editors missed it. But I just checked the link and they have since fixed it, with the sentence now reading: as follows:

Asked whether he is nearing the votes needed to win the job, Mr. Labrador said, “We’re close.”


42 posted on 06/19/2014 6:21:07 AM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll defend your rights?)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
He wants a “guest worker program.”

Any legal program would beat the thousands of illegals currently pouring over the border. Hopefully there's ways to halt the flood in his plan.

43 posted on 06/19/2014 8:05:48 AM PDT by Kenny
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To: Liz

Do you have sources for those “facts”? Some seem absurd on their face. 95% of murder warrants in L.A. are for illegal aliens? And 75% of L.A.’s most wanted are illegals? I had no idea that the crime rate among L.A.’s U.S.-born black population and U.S.-born Hispanic population had decreased so drastically over the past decade!

And it’s quite a coincidence that illegal aliens comprise 43% of all food stamp recipients, and 43% of all illegal aliens receive food stamps; is the number of illegal aliens in the U.S. really exactly equal to the number of food stamp recipients in the U.S.?

I think that we can stipulate that illegal aliens cause great damage to America’s social fabric without spouting “statistics” that can’t be confirmed and in many cases are easy to refute.


44 posted on 06/19/2014 8:21:19 AM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll defend your rights?)
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To: lquist1
Re: “But unlike Rubio in the Senate, he walked away from the group last summer when he came to the realization that the President would never secure the border and only enforces the laws he chooses.”

Sorry, that's not correct.

Labrador walked away from the House Amnesty group because he said 11 million illegal immigrants should not get free health care after they get legal status.

I can't find a quote where he says the word “Medicaid,” but that is the only free health care I know about.

Labrador's public “concern” about Obama not enforcing the immigration laws came later, within the last six months.

He started talking about "enforcement" at exactly the same time Boehner, Cantor, and other House leaders began to say exactly the same thing.

In my opinion, Labrador's “free health care” issue was completely bogus.

No poor person in America - legal or illegal - has been legally denied medical care since Ronald Reagan was President!

45 posted on 06/19/2014 9:13:49 AM PDT by zeestephen
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To: Liz
“We have to remember the 11 million people who are here are people,” he told reporters, according to U.S. News.

The over 300+ million of us who call this country 'home' are also 'people'...

46 posted on 06/19/2014 3:50:46 PM PDT by GOPJ (#2 reply spot RESERVED for Tokyo Rose comments: "nothing works - give up - it's all hopeless".)
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