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SENATE FENCE BILL: VOTE 94-0 IN FAVOR OF CLOTURE
Senate ^ | Sept 20, 2006 | US Senate

Posted on 09/20/2006 2:44:11 PM PDT by RobFromGa

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SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

SEC. 2. ACHIEVING OPERATIONAL CONTROL ON THE BORDER.

SEC. 3. CONSTRUCTION OF FENCING AND SECURITY IMPROVEMENTS IN BORDER AREA FROM PACIFIC OCEAN TO GULF OF MEXICO.

SEC. 4. NORTHERN BORDER STUDY.

SEC. 5. EVALUATION AND REPORT RELATING TO CUSTOMS AUTHORITY TO STOP CERTAIN FLEEING VEHICLES.

Passed the House of Representatives September 14, 2006.

Attest:

KAREN L. HAAS,

Clerk.

By Marjorie C. Kelaher,

Deputy Clerk.

Calendar No. 615

1 posted on 09/20/2006 2:44:12 PM PDT by RobFromGa
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To: RobFromGa

The Senate, meanwhile, voted Wednesday to take up a bill to build a 700-mile fence along one-third of the U.S.-Mexico border.

Action on the fence, which could cost billions of dollars, comes four months after the Senate approved legislation that, along with tightening border security, created a guest worker program and outlined how people in the country illegally could work toward legal status and eventual citizenship.

President Bush has supported this broader approach, but it has met strong resistance in the House, where opponents have said it was tantamount to amnesty for illegal immigrants.

Bush, in an interview with CNN's Wolf Blitzer, said he would sign a fencebuilding bill as part of efforts to strengthen the border. But he added, "I would view this as an interim step. I don't view this as the final product. And I will keep urging people to have a comprehensive reform."

Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, R-Tenn., said, "While I've made it clear that I prefer a comprehensive solution, I have always said we need an enforcement-first approach to immigration reform."

Democratic leader Harry Reid of Nevada countered, "We can build the tallest fence in the world and it won't fix our broken immigration system." To do that, he said, "we need the kind of comprehensive reform that the Senate passed earlier this year."

The current bill wouldn't provide funding to cover costs of the fencing and other barriers aimed at preventing illegal entry. About $1 billion for the fencing is likely to be included in a bill for the Department of Homeland Security that Congress is expected to approve before its scheduled adjournment next week for the elections.


2 posted on 09/20/2006 2:46:21 PM PDT by RobFromGa (The FairTax cult is like Scientology, but without the movie stars)
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To: RobFromGa

the final product?

(shudder)


3 posted on 09/20/2006 2:47:33 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ......Help the "Pendleton 8' and families -- http://www.freerepublic.com/~normsrevenge/)
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To: RobFromGa

Kerry and Dodd didn't vote.


4 posted on 09/20/2006 2:47:55 PM PDT by dawn53
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To: RobFromGa

Amazing how an impending election has 94 senators focusing on border security. I'd think that at least some of the senate critters up for re-election from hopelessly stupid constituencies or not up for re-election would vote no.


5 posted on 09/20/2006 2:48:29 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Are there any men left in Washington? Or are there only cowards? Ahmad Shah Massoud)
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To: RobFromGa
Has anyone ever seen Harry Reid and Tom Daschle together? Maybe that's Daschle with makup on?

Reid, like Daschle, is a titty baby.

6 posted on 09/20/2006 2:48:35 PM PDT by isthisnickcool (Don't worry, everything will be OK. Or maybe it won't.)
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To: RobFromGa

Dems running away from this issue as usual, they know Repubs are going them to hit them hard when it comes to the immigration issue.


7 posted on 09/20/2006 2:49:12 PM PDT by GregH
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To: NormsRevenge

YAY! Mr. Isakson.


8 posted on 09/20/2006 2:49:58 PM PDT by VU4G10 (Have You Forgotten?)
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To: RobFromGa

Senate Advances 'Fence' Bill

WASHINGTON -- The Senate today gave up on comprehensive immigration reform and instead advanced a bill that would authorize a fence along one-third of the U.S. border with Mexico.

By a tally of 94 to 0, the Senate voted to limit debate on the bill to build a barrier to those trying to sneak across the border along two regions, one running from Calexico, Calif., to Douglas, Ariz., and the other in Laredo, Texas.

The fence bill is one piece of a broad bill that the House passed in July to curb immigration. The House, unable to win Senate support for its relatively punitive legislation, plans to break its bill into pieces and to send them to the Senate either as free-standing bills or as riders to spending bills. The fence bill is the first such piece.


9 posted on 09/20/2006 2:50:10 PM PDT by RobFromGa (The FairTax cult is like Scientology, but without the movie stars)
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To: RobFromGa

Menendez did not vote; hopefully that will hurt his re-election chances,


10 posted on 09/20/2006 2:50:58 PM PDT by rfp1234 (I've had it up to my keyster with these leaks!!! - - - Ronald Reagan)
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To: RobFromGa

Maybe,,Someday,,,Build The Damn Fence !


11 posted on 09/20/2006 2:51:18 PM PDT by 1COUNTER-MORTER-68 (THROWING ANOTHER BULLET-RIDDLED TV IN THE PILE OUT BACK~~~~~)
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To: RobFromGa

Locking the barn door after the horses got out of Mexico!
A limp gesture to influence the coming vote? This won't do it, fellas. Congress has lost it's credibility.


12 posted on 09/20/2006 2:51:27 PM PDT by Paperdoll
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To: Paperdoll

I mean the SENATE and Congress.


13 posted on 09/20/2006 2:52:41 PM PDT by Paperdoll
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To: RobFromGa

Houston Chronicle

A Senate plan to build 700 miles of border fencing hit a snag Tuesday when Texas' senators said the Department of Homeland Security and border communities - not Congress - should decide where the fence is built. -- The objections by Republican Sens. Kay Bailey Hutchison and John Cornyn complicated plans by Majority Leader Bill Frist.


14 posted on 09/20/2006 2:52:43 PM PDT by VU4G10 (Have You Forgotten?)
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To: 1COUNTER-MORTER-68

Its one thing to approve the fence and its another to provide the $$$ to build the damn thing.


15 posted on 09/20/2006 2:52:53 PM PDT by Smedley
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To: dawn53

Not Voting - 6
Akaka (D-HI)
Dodd (D-CT)
Inouye (D-HI)
Kennedy (D-MA)
Kerry (D-MA)
Menendez (D-NJ)


16 posted on 09/20/2006 2:54:13 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ......Help the "Pendleton 8' and families -- http://www.freerepublic.com/~normsrevenge/)
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To: RobFromGa

clo·ture (klochr)
n.
A parliamentary procedure by which debate is ended and an immediate vote is taken on the matter under discussion. Also called closure.


17 posted on 09/20/2006 2:54:33 PM PDT by patriot_wes (Infant baptism - the foundation of an unbelieving and unsaved church.....)
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To: VU4G10

Not Voting - 6
Akaka (D-HI)
Dodd (D-CT)
Inouye (D-HI)
Kennedy (D-MA)
Kerry (D-MA)
Menendez (D-NJ)


18 posted on 09/20/2006 2:55:09 PM PDT by RobFromGa (The FairTax cult is like Scientology, but without the movie stars)
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To: RobFromGa

Now just fund it.


19 posted on 09/20/2006 2:55:15 PM PDT by tobyhill (The War on Terrorism is not for the weak.)
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To: patriot_wes

What is your point? I know what cloture is.


20 posted on 09/20/2006 2:56:03 PM PDT by RobFromGa (The FairTax cult is like Scientology, but without the movie stars)
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To: Smedley
Its one thing to approve the fence and its another to provide the $$$ to build the damn thing.

Prediction: the Dems attempt to scuttle the fence in the next budget bill after the election.

21 posted on 09/20/2006 2:56:45 PM PDT by Gideon7
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To: RobFromGa

Why was a cloture vote needed? Was there a filabuster threatened?


22 posted on 09/20/2006 2:57:59 PM PDT by justshutupandtakeit (If you believe ANYTHING in the Treason Media you are a fool.)
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To: VU4G10
These Senators will take us all for fools and say,"see we voted for a fence" but conveniently forget about telling the people they can't fund it.
23 posted on 09/20/2006 2:58:02 PM PDT by tobyhill (The War on Terrorism is not for the weak.)
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To: RobFromGa

My eyes are glazing over. Does this include the funding? Are they going to pay for it?


24 posted on 09/20/2006 2:59:12 PM PDT by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: RobFromGa

Hey Congress, here is an idea. Put a check box on the tax form for a $10 donation from our tax returns to fund the fence for each of the next 10 tax year returns.

I'm sure we could raise several billion by then.


25 posted on 09/20/2006 2:59:23 PM PDT by taxcontrol
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To: Gideon7

I'd expect a sizeable number of Republicans who voted for the original Senate bill to join them (after November, of course). Without funding, this has about as much force as those "sense of the House" resolutions.


26 posted on 09/20/2006 3:00:39 PM PDT by MarcusTulliusCicero
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To: tobyhill

They can use that $85 million they collected on Sept 15th.


27 posted on 09/20/2006 3:01:31 PM PDT by flynmudd (Proud Navy Mom to OSSR Richard T. Blalock-USS Ramage)
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To: flynmudd

$85 million will buy a 3 foot high picket fence.


28 posted on 09/20/2006 3:03:17 PM PDT by tobyhill (The War on Terrorism is not for the weak.)
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To: flynmudd

I thought that was 85 billion with a really big "b" :)


29 posted on 09/20/2006 3:03:39 PM PDT by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: Gideon7
"Prediction: the Dems attempt to scuttle the fence in the next budget bill after the election."

Their usual motus-operandi is to attach goofy special-interest amendments thereby poison-pilling the vote.

I just watched Feinstein admit there are 1 million illegals doing agricultural jobs in CA, and she wants an amendment to provide them amnesty (she refers to them as "undocumented" vs. the "illegal aliens" that they are), if they've been in the U.S. working for 150 workdays out of the last 3 years.

This is total B.S.

She went on to claim that she called 59 Welfare Offices to see if there were any workers who would take the Ag-jobs, and could get NO ONE.

She should be requiring welfare recipients that are able (not physically incapacitated) to WORK the offered jobs, or forfeit their welfare checks! What's wrong with welfare-for-work, instead of justifying this illegal worker crap of doing "jobs Americans won't do"?

Oh yeah, the companies don't pay enough to sustain a "living wage", etc., etc.

B.S........Americans would be willing to PAY for busses to Mexico to remove the invasion forces.

AND, no more anchor baby crap, either. If you are NOT here legally, the child is not LEGALLY an American citizen automatically just because you broke into this country, and dropped a baby here.

30 posted on 09/20/2006 3:04:35 PM PDT by traditional1
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To: mewzilla

you are right, it was billion, so that gets us a 3000 foot high picket fence


31 posted on 09/20/2006 3:05:05 PM PDT by RobFromGa (The FairTax cult is like Scientology, but without the movie stars)
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To: RobFromGa

3000 foot high should work.


32 posted on 09/20/2006 3:06:19 PM PDT by tobyhill (The War on Terrorism is not for the weak.)
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To: RobFromGa

Platinum plated :)


33 posted on 09/20/2006 3:06:23 PM PDT by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: Vigilanteman

It's just the vote to stop talking about it and put it up to a vote. All this means is they don't feel like filibustering it, says nothing about whether or not it will actually pass.


34 posted on 09/20/2006 3:06:51 PM PDT by discostu (you must be joking son, where did you get those shoes)
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To: justshutupandtakeit

That's a good question. Nobody voted against it, so why didn't they just establish the rule by unanimous consent?


35 posted on 09/20/2006 3:06:51 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: RobFromGa

I'd say, build a fence around congress. Keep them in and away from the general public. Oh, and cut the phone lines also. We'd be money ahead.


36 posted on 09/20/2006 3:07:23 PM PDT by Pit1
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To: RobFromGa

El Senators must be getting allot of heat from the homefolk.


37 posted on 09/20/2006 3:07:30 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: mewzilla

and electrified with a giant 250 foot high ZOT! sign that lights up whenever a short is detected in the fence...


38 posted on 09/20/2006 3:07:47 PM PDT by RobFromGa (The FairTax cult is like Scientology, but without the movie stars)
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To: NormsRevenge

All Dems...not surprising.


39 posted on 09/20/2006 3:08:17 PM PDT by RockinRight (She rocks my world, and I rock her world.)
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To: discostu

It will pass...


40 posted on 09/20/2006 3:08:19 PM PDT by RobFromGa (The FairTax cult is like Scientology, but without the movie stars)
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To: RobFromGa

This is the same Senate that wanted to call amnesty tighter security a few months ago. I ain't holding my breath on anything meaningful passing.


41 posted on 09/20/2006 3:09:13 PM PDT by discostu (you must be joking son, where did you get those shoes)
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To: discostu

I understand that, but the senate has been filibustering it for the last six years by fillinf it so full of holes and special rights for illegals that even voting on it is progress.


42 posted on 09/20/2006 3:09:30 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Are there any men left in Washington? Or are there only cowards? Ahmad Shah Massoud)
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To: RobFromGa

What KIND of a fence? Better be high and solid!!!!


43 posted on 09/20/2006 3:10:08 PM PDT by pollywog (Psalm 44:5 "Put your HOPE in God, for I will yet praise Him, my Savior and my God.")
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To: discostu

So when is the "actual" vote on the measure to take place?


44 posted on 09/20/2006 3:10:45 PM PDT by traderrob6
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To: traderrob6

In theory when the Senate isn't running a dog and pony show? A couple of hours. Now? Who knows.


45 posted on 09/20/2006 3:12:37 PM PDT by discostu (you must be joking son, where did you get those shoes)
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To: tobyhill

You should perhaps rephrase it being the Dem senators , most Repub senators support a fence along the mexico border.


46 posted on 09/20/2006 3:12:57 PM PDT by GregH
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To: pollywog
I'd add a moat stocked with piranha.
47 posted on 09/20/2006 3:13:13 PM PDT by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: pollywog
What KIND of a fence? Better be high and solid!!!!

IIRC, Senator Kay Baily Hutchinson was advocating the 'virtual fence' a few months ago.
48 posted on 09/20/2006 3:13:57 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Smedley

The way They grunt,gripe,groan and generally Screw-Around,
You would think they were buildin' the damn Panama Kanal!


49 posted on 09/20/2006 3:15:37 PM PDT by 1COUNTER-MORTER-68 (THROWING ANOTHER BULLET-RIDDLED TV IN THE PILE OUT BACK~~~~~)
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To: GregH
I would but I can't quite figure out who's going to be the RINOs for the day or if it will be the usual suspects.
50 posted on 09/20/2006 3:16:10 PM PDT by tobyhill (The War on Terrorism is not for the weak.)
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