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Senate defeats bill to place conditions on US aid
GOP USA ^ | 9/22/2012 | AP Staff

Posted on 09/22/2012 11:17:27 AM PDT by IbJensen

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate has defeated a bill that would have conditioned foreign aid on a country's cooperation in investigating attacks on U.S. diplomatic facilities.

The bill also would have denied aid to Pakistan unless that country releases Dr. Shakil Afridi. Pakistan arrested the doctor, who allegedly helped the United States track down Osama bin Laden by running a fake vaccination program for the CIA to collect DNA. The objective was to verify bin Laden's presence at the compound where the al-Qaida leader was later killed.

Afridi was convicted of high treason and sentenced to 33 years in prison. The United States has sought his release.

Eighty-one senators opposed Republican Sen. Rand Paul's bill and 10 supported it.

U.S. facilities in several countries have been attacked to protest an anti-Islamic film.

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: demorats; donkeys
“Eighty-one senators opposed Republican Sen. Rand Paul’s bill and 10 supported it.”

The real problem here is that 81 Senators opposed and 9 even refused to vote. The only excuse for this vote is that the bill originated in the GOP-controlled House and the Democrat-controlled Senate is determined not to cooperate regardless of the effect on our nation.

1 posted on 09/22/2012 11:17:34 AM PDT by IbJensen
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To: IbJensen

Cut the aid without conditions then.


2 posted on 09/22/2012 11:18:42 AM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: Vince Ferrer

Cut all aid and close all embassies in muslim ‘nations.’

They hate us and the feeling is mutual!


3 posted on 09/22/2012 11:20:17 AM PDT by IbJensen (Since light travels faster than sound, some people appear bright until you hear them speak.)
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To: IbJensen

The Senate sure is cozy with itself. It’s not like the bill was asking a lot.


4 posted on 09/22/2012 11:25:23 AM PDT by Crucial (Tolerance at the expense of equal treatment is the path to tyranny.)
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To: IbJensen

YEAs -—10
Crapo (R-ID)
DeMint (R-SC)
Grassley (R-IA)
Lee (R-UT)
Moran (R-KS)
Paul (R-KY)
Risch (R-ID)
Roberts (R-KS)
Shelby (R-AL)
Toomey (R-PA)

NAYs -—81
Akaka (D-HI)
Alexander (R-TN)
Ayotte (R-NH)
Barrasso (R-WY)
Baucus (D-MT)
Begich (D-AK)
Bennet (D-CO)
Bingaman (D-NM)
Blumenthal (D-CT)
Blunt (R-MO)
Brown (D-OH)
Brown (R-MA)
Cantwell (D-WA)
Cardin (D-MD)
Carper (D-DE)
Casey (D-PA)
Chambliss (R-GA)
Coats (R-IN)
Coburn (R-OK)
Cochran (R-MS)
Collins (R-ME)
Conrad (D-ND)
Coons (D-DE)
Corker (R-TN)
Cornyn (R-TX)
Durbin (D-IL)
Enzi (R-WY)
Feinstein (D-CA)
Franken (D-MN)
Gillibrand (D-NY)
Graham (R-SC)
Hagan (D-NC)
Harkin (D-IA)
Hatch (R-UT)
Hoeven (R-ND)
Hutchison (R-TX)
Inouye (D-HI)
Isakson (R-GA)
Johanns (R-NE)
Johnson (D-SD)
Johnson (R-WI)
Kerry (D-MA)
Klobuchar (D-MN)
Kohl (D-WI)
Kyl (R-AZ)
Landrieu (D-LA)
Lautenberg (D-NJ)
Leahy (D-VT)
Levin (D-MI)
Lieberman (ID-CT)
Lugar (R-IN)
Manchin (D-WV)
McCain (R-AZ)
McCaskill (D-MO)
McConnell (R-KY)
Menendez (D-NJ)
Merkley (D-OR)
Mikulski (D-MD)
Murkowski (R-AK)
Nelson (D-FL)
Nelson (D-NE)
Portman (R-OH)
Pryor (D-AR)
Reed (D-RI)
Reid (D-NV)
Rockefeller (D-WV)
Sanders (I-VT)
Schumer (D-NY)
Sessions (R-AL)
Shaheen (D-NH)
Snowe (R-ME)
Stabenow (D-MI)
Tester (D-MT)
Thune (R-SD)
Udall (D-CO)
Udall (D-NM)
Warner (D-VA)
Webb (D-VA)
Whitehouse (D-RI)
Wicker (R-MS)
Wyden (D-OR)

Not Voting - 9
Boozman (R-AR)
Boxer (D-CA)
Burr (R-NC)
Heller (R-NV)
Inhofe (R-OK)
Kirk (R-IL)
Murray (D-WA)
Rubio (R-FL)
Vitter (R-LA)


5 posted on 09/22/2012 11:30:14 AM PDT by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else)
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To: IbJensen

Wow.

Lets cut foreign aid to hostile nations

Senate: NO!!!

Lets not send foreign aid to our enemies

Senate: NO!!!


6 posted on 09/22/2012 11:31:43 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: GeronL

I knew this was going down when I heard last night that Reid was going to allow a vote on it. No Republican bill is allowed by that POS unless it is guaranteed to fail.


7 posted on 09/22/2012 11:34:32 AM PDT by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else)
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To: IbJensen

Most of the GOP voted nay as well


8 posted on 09/22/2012 11:36:59 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: IbJensen

I’m gonna say this right here and now. I’ll vote this election straight Republican, regardless of how I feel about particular local or state candidates now.

However, come the next election, Chambliss and/or Isakson are dead meat to me. Two of the biggest backsliding, power hungry good-ole-boys from way back. I’m gonna primary both their asses. Neither one has ANY regard for the problems of a real American. They are there for the power, even willing to accept the power of a party not-in-power. They’ll get a vote this once if they happen to be on the ticket, but after that they’re nothing but “Walking Dead” to me after this. Damn them!


9 posted on 09/22/2012 11:44:03 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: IbJensen

So many people are misled by the name “foreign aid.” For the most part this is money that is spent over here in various congressional districts. Cutting this money is not, per se, cutting the money being spent in Egypt, say, but the money that Egypt gets to spend on American contracts in evenly spread congressional districts across the US. (Votes, in other words.)


10 posted on 09/22/2012 11:44:22 AM PDT by Gen.Blather
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Well, this little stunt shows that NO ONE in the Senate truly gives a Sh!t how American Taxpayer money is spent.

Brotherhood money buys republicans as easily as it buys democrats.

11 posted on 09/22/2012 12:39:02 PM PDT by KC_Lion ( Wherever I find myself standing, I forever stand with Israel.)
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To: IbJensen

” The only excuse for this vote is that the bill originated in the GOP-controlled House and the Democrat-controlled Senate is determined not to cooperate regardless of the effect on our nation. “

And how does that explain the many republicans who voted against it? (forget Collins).


12 posted on 09/23/2012 1:27:00 AM PDT by Yehuda (http://jewpoint.blogspot.com)
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