While this may be a new draft, one wonders how a 790 page document was widdled down to 326 pages but capable of adding all sorts of new stuff that was not in S.1348. It also makes you wonder how politicians that go to such lengths to hide things from the public can stay in office.
The NRO-hosted PDF file was apparently first posted yesterday by Kathryn Jean Lopez at The Corner:
Saturday, May 19, 2007
Text! [Kathryn Jean Lopez]
In case you are intensely bored this Saturday: here's the current immigration bill Senate staff are spending their weekend with.
05/19 09:18 AM
Also, from The Heritage Foundation:
May 19, 2007
The Senate's Comprehensive Immigration Reform Package
by The Heritage Foundation
Working behind closed doors for months, a handful of Democratic and Republican staffers, along with a few senators and principals from the Administration, have been drafting a comprehensive immigration reform package. Until Saturday morning, the legislation was unavailable to any other senators or staff, let alone the media, policy analysts, or the general public.
This legislation would be the most significant reform of immigration policy in 40 years, affecting not only our national security and homeland defense but the fiscal, economic, and social future of the United States for several generations.
For the sake of open deliberation and public education, The Heritage Foundation is making this legislation, in draft form, publicly available to encourage widespread debate and discussion.
The document made available here, although marked DRAFT FOR DISCUSSION PURPOSES ONLY, is being relied upon by senators and staff as the final language to be debated beginning on Monday, May 21, with the expectation of a vote on final passagewithout congressional hearings, committee mark-up, fiscal analysis, expert testimony, or public commentbefore the end of the week.
Download Draft Legislation: The Secure Borders, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Reform Act of 2007 (PDF, 1 MB)
I in good faith linked to the Library of Congress.
I included the link in my post.
And I included cut-and-pasted sections from the link which I used.
All allowing for complete traceability and accountability.
So, the question then, is obviously this.
By whose orders did an outmoded version get put onto, and left on, the Library of Congress site over the weekend, given that the cloture vote is on Monday?
Can you private FReepmail me with a good link to Heritage?