Skip to comments.SENATE FENCE BILL: VOTE 94-0 IN FAVOR OF CLOTURE
Posted on 09/20/2006 2:44:11 PM PDT by RobFromGa
U.S. Senate Roll Call Votes 109th Congress - 2nd Session
as compiled through Senate LIS by the Senate Bill Clerk under the direction of the Secretary of the Senate
|Question: On the Cloture Motion (Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to H.R. 6061 )|
|Vote Number:||252||Vote Date:||September 20, 2006, 11:17 AM|
|Required For Majority:||3/5||Vote Result:||Cloture Motion Agreed to|
|Measure Number:||H.R. 6061|
|Measure Title:||A bill to establish operational control over the international land and maritime borders of the United States.|
|Vote Summary||By Senator Name||By Vote Position||By Home State|
That's a great idea...
Huh? When do Republicans hit them hard on anything? All that whining that the GOP was "questioning the patriotism" of Max Cleland because of his votes on Homeland Security has cowed our strategists for the next generation or two. Someone might call them mean-spirited or something.
I see that Hawaii doesn't care if we build a fence.
All those not voting are Democrats. Wimps.
94-0 Something must b showing in polls.
We need another party, one really focused on this issue. But because the polity is divided on everything else, we won't get one. People can't decide that border security is at least as important as being for or against abortion, marijuana, or charter schools. So, a "protect the country" focused party that is agnostic on these other issues won't pick up the votes.
So slimy, these pukes.
Don't give us the real thing, give us crumbs.
How about we virtually vote for them?
Uh no. It is a good first step, gets us closer to a full fence, establishes a precedent that can easily demonstrate the effectiveness of a fence, and reduces the number of hurdles future sessions will have to get over to finish the job. Just like the first states to roll back gun control mesures led to other states following suit. Nowadays in most states even the Dems don't run on stricter gun control.
Not that anyone expected the professional bitch and moaners here to ever acknowledge progress. We darn sure wouldn't have gotten even this much with a Dem congress, and anyone who would cite this as a reason to sit out the election/vote 3rd party and let the Dems take power is a complete fool.
Thats a great idea.
As long as the money isn't just a line on the general budget, but a sequestered account, with no provisos for "borrowing".
"(b) Operational Control Defined- In this section, the term `operational control' means the prevention of all unlawful entries into the United States, including entries by terrorists, other unlawful aliens, instruments of terrorism, narcotics, and other contraband."
I can't help wondering how much the possible impairment of the flow of narcotics has hindered progress toward closing the borders.
Lets hope they listen. Anytime something passes XX-O I know its full of hot air and "comprehensive" legislation.
A ten persent grade isn't much at all. That make this a huge exception.
Okay, so I understand this version/bill has already passed the House? Now, the Senate is moving to vote on it? And it looks like it will pass the Senate? Next question. Will Bush sign it? He better.
Apparently, Boeing has been awarded a contract to secure the border with 1800 "hi-tech" towers". Don't how this fits in with a fence:
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