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Senate votes to bolster border, reject terror grants (and REJECTED adding 370 miles of fencing)
Cleveland Plain Dealer ^ | 7/16/06 | Lara Jakes Jordan - ap

Posted on 07/15/2006 8:53:08 PM PDT by NormsRevenge

Washington- The Senate voted unanimously Thursday to bolster security at U.S. borders by pumping hundreds of millions of dollars into more patrols, surveillance flights and sensors to catch illegal immigrants sneaking into the country.

Senators approved the $32.7 billion budget for the Homeland Security Department next year by a vote of 100-0. But they rejected proposals to boost funds for cities and states at high risk of terrorism attacks, a sore subject amid a recent spate of terrorism-related arrests and threats targeting metropolitan areas.

With border security and immigration reform a top election-year priority, the Senate also agreed to make digging tunnels under the border a felony but rejected adding another 370 miles of fencing along the 2,000-mile U.S.-Mexico border. About 75 miles of the border is now fenced. The House has voted to add 700 miles of fencing.

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


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Government; Mexico; Politics/Elections; US: Arizona; US: California
KEYWORDS: 109th; aliens; bolster; border; fence; fencing; grants; kerriosis; reject; rejected; senate; terror; votes
Just curious.

Did you know this, had you heard about this?

1 posted on 07/15/2006 8:53:11 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge
The Senate has been reduced to a farce.

L

2 posted on 07/15/2006 8:54:45 PM PDT by Lurker (2 months and still no Bill from Congressman Pence. What is he milking squids for the ink?)
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To: Lurker

You got that right.


3 posted on 07/15/2006 8:57:08 PM PDT by NewRomeTacitus (I'm a lone wolf screaming in the night, I'm a bloodstain on the stage...)
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To: NormsRevenge
Did you know this, had you heard about this?

They are hoping no one hears about it. The GOP controlled senate strikes again.

4 posted on 07/15/2006 8:57:23 PM PDT by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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Senate Votes - Latest

Votes 00200 (370 miles of new fencing) and 00201 (hire 800 full time active duty investigators to investigate immigration laws violations) were both rejected.

5 posted on 07/15/2006 8:57:35 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi --- Help the "Pendleton 8' and families -- http://www.freerepublic.com/~normsrevenge/)
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To: NormsRevenge
"Did you know this, had you heard about this? "

Yes. I read an article posted here that states that the $1.2B for the 370 mile "fence" was not approved for the budget.
6 posted on 07/15/2006 9:04:17 PM PDT by Texas_Jarhead (Doing the jobs Americans won't do? Guess you haven't seen "Dirty Jobs")
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To: NormsRevenge

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1665588/posts

Senate Denies Funds for New Border Fence("Kerriosis" spreads through Senate)
The Washington Times ^ | July 14, 2006 | Charles Hurt
Posted on 07/14/2006 5:42:08 AM PDT by kellynla


7 posted on 07/15/2006 9:07:25 PM PDT by calcowgirl ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." P. J. O'Rourke)
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To: calcowgirl

Whew.. I thought I had a
Breaking News for a second.. ;-)


8 posted on 07/15/2006 9:10:01 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi --- Help the "Pendleton 8' and families -- http://www.freerepublic.com/~normsrevenge/)
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To: NormsRevenge; devolve; ntnychik; PhilDragoo
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9 posted on 07/15/2006 9:10:49 PM PDT by potlatch (Does a clean house indicate that there is a broken computer in it?)
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To: calcowgirl

I like the keyword, it says it all.

KERRIOSIS
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/keyword?k=kerriosis


10 posted on 07/15/2006 9:13:02 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi --- Help the "Pendleton 8' and families -- http://www.freerepublic.com/~normsrevenge/)
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To: Texas_Jarhead

I been out camping so I wanted to make sure,, Thanks!


11 posted on 07/15/2006 9:14:11 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi --- Help the "Pendleton 8' and families -- http://www.freerepublic.com/~normsrevenge/)
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To: NormsRevenge
the Senate also agreed to make digging tunnels under the border a felony

Oh, that ought to strike fear into the illegal invaders. they are such law abiding citizens and all.........

United States SINate = worthless

12 posted on 07/15/2006 9:18:43 PM PDT by Just A Nobody (NEVER AGAIN..Support our Troops! www.irey.com and www.vets4Irey.com - Now more than Ever!)
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To: NormsRevenge; kellynla

Nah--Kellynla was on top of it, as usual. :-)

I hadn't seen that thread earlier but I did hear a brief mention on the news (last night, I think).


13 posted on 07/15/2006 9:21:05 PM PDT by calcowgirl ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." P. J. O'Rourke)
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To: NormsRevenge

Rejecting the fence is foolish. A fence is a force multiplier. It allows you to protect more of the border with fewer patrols.


14 posted on 07/15/2006 9:21:53 PM PDT by Gideon7
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To: Texas_Jarhead

Heck, the 370 miles of fence INCLUDED the present fence.


15 posted on 07/15/2006 9:22:19 PM PDT by GarySpFc (Jesus on Immigration, John 10:1)
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To: calcowgirl

I heard it FRiday night too,, couldn't snag a conection tho,, we were in the boonies, sort of.. we had Indian casinos close by .. whew!


16 posted on 07/15/2006 9:35:22 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi --- Help the "Pendleton 8' and families -- http://www.freerepublic.com/~normsrevenge/)
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To: NormsRevenge

Whatsa matter? You don't like all that nature? lol.


17 posted on 07/15/2006 9:45:19 PM PDT by calcowgirl ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." P. J. O'Rourke)
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To: GarySpFc

Next the Senate will be voting to tear down the existing 75 miles of fence.


18 posted on 07/15/2006 9:46:56 PM PDT by calcowgirl ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." P. J. O'Rourke)
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To: Lurker

There are a few such as John Cornyn (R-TX) who still have some 'nads when it comes to the Illegal Immigration issue.


19 posted on 07/15/2006 9:51:18 PM PDT by no dems (www.4condi.com)
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To: no dems

As a matter-of-fact, I beginning to think that Senator John Cornyn of Texas might make a doggone good VEEP Candidate for Condi.


20 posted on 07/15/2006 9:52:08 PM PDT by no dems (www.4condi.com)
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To: NormsRevenge

yes...


21 posted on 07/15/2006 9:52:48 PM PDT by Arizona Carolyn
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To: Lurker

Everyone should always watch carefully what the senate does after noon on Thursday and/or when there is distractions going on in the world... they do the most mischief when they think no one is watching.


22 posted on 07/15/2006 9:54:09 PM PDT by Arizona Carolyn
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To: no dems

....you mean the same John Cornyn who proposed this absurb bill and in this post was being lambasted by FReepers..

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1664905/posts


23 posted on 07/15/2006 10:38:08 PM PDT by NorCalRepub
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To: NorCalRepub

Hmmmmm. Got me there padnuh. I need to go back to the drawing board, huh?


24 posted on 07/15/2006 10:44:37 PM PDT by no dems (www.4condi.com)
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To: no dems

...haha....not really.....I like Cornyn myself....but even the good guys are getting goofy with this immigration issue....I for one don't engage in name calling and the like...and think most on the Repub side are trying anything to solve this issue....


25 posted on 07/15/2006 10:53:11 PM PDT by NorCalRepub
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To: potlatch; ntnychik; PhilDragoo; Czar


27 posted on 07/16/2006 6:51:24 AM PDT by devolve (fx 9125_AMERICANS_KILLED_2003_BY_ILLEGALS MEX_ILLEGAL_GOT_911_TERRORISTS_ID NO_NUEVO_TEJAS)
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To: NormsRevenge

Fifty years ago this Senate would have been jailed for treason. Today they all run for president.


28 posted on 07/16/2006 9:37:21 AM PDT by swampfox98 (Lou Dobbs ! Michael Savage, Frosty Wooldridge - True patriots!)
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To: devolve

Your eagle is taking it easy today devolve.


29 posted on 07/16/2006 1:38:06 PM PDT by potlatch (Does a clean house indicate that there is a broken computer in it?)
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To: NorCalRepub
....you mean the same John Cornyn who proposed this absurb bill and in this post was being lambasted by FReepers..

...that's the one!

30 posted on 07/16/2006 1:56:19 PM PDT by SMM48
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To: potlatch


He's hungry now!


31 posted on 07/16/2006 4:43:15 PM PDT by devolve (fx 9125_AMERICANS_KILLED_2003_BY_ILLEGALS MEX_ILLEGAL_GOT_911_TERRORISTS_ID NO_NUEVO_TEJAS)
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