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Immigration Vote Splits Gang of 8
Roll Call ^ | March 23, 2013 | Humberto Sanchez

Posted on 03/23/2013 3:17:56 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

The Senate’s bipartisan immigration working group split along party lines during a contentious budget vote to prevent illegal immigrants who receive legal status from receiving federal health benefits.

The Senate early Saturday morning defeated the amendment to the budget resolution which would have put the Senate on record as opposing access to health care under Medicaid or the Affordable Care Act for undocumented immigrants who get a green card.

The amendment, which failed 43 to 56, was offered by Senate Budget ranking member Jeff Sessions, R-Ala.

All Democrats — including gang members Dick Durbin of Illinois, Bob Menendez of New Jersey, Charles E. Schumer of New York and Michael Bennet of Colorado — opposed the amendment. They were joined by Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, and Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska. All other Republicans — including immigration negotiators Marco Rubio of Florida, John McCain of Arizona, Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Jeff Flake of Arizona — supported the amendment.

The gang of eight has been negotiating a comprehensive immigration reform package that they hope to unveil when the Senate returns the week of April 8 from spring recess.

Sessions contended the vote bodes poorly for the state of negotiations.

“The result of today’s vote places immigration reform in jeopardy,” Sessions said.

Immigration reform advocates, including National Council of La Raza, said Friday they would be monitoring what they contend to be any anti-immigrant votes and put members of both parties on notice that their votes would be remembered come election day........

(Excerpt) Read more at cdn.rollcall.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Front Page News; Government
KEYWORDS: 2014election; 2016election; aliens; amnesty; democrats; election2014; election2016; illegals; immigration; obamacare
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1 posted on 03/23/2013 3:17:57 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; alarm rider; Alex1977; at bay; Babsig; BILL_C; bnelson44; ColdOne; DesScorp; ...
2014 is coming. Looks like Linda may have started her quadrennial sprint to the right. Might need better shoes though.

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h/t to martin_fierro for the graphic

2 posted on 03/23/2013 3:25:16 PM PDT by upchuck (Free Republic: faster than a speeding bullet!)
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The Democrats are entitling illegal aliens in order to # over the rest of us. Traitorous scumbags.


3 posted on 03/23/2013 3:27:27 PM PDT by Gene Eric (The Palin Doctrine.)
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To: Gene Eric

Is there nothing these F’n treasonous bastards won’t do to tear our country to pieces? Damn it, how I loathe everything about them.


4 posted on 03/23/2013 3:33:07 PM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Why do they list ten members in the ‘Gang of Eight’? To make it seem other than a GOP-led initiative? (I count six GOPers and four Dems.)


5 posted on 03/23/2013 3:34:37 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It is ANTI-ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT! Why does the Left NEVER admit that we aren’t anti-immigrant??? Oh wait, they are all LIARS!


6 posted on 03/23/2013 3:36:07 PM PDT by originalbuckeye (Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Democrats want illegal aliens to get ObamaCare benefits

Are there any?

7 posted on 03/23/2013 3:39:02 PM PDT by BfloGuy (The final outcome of the credit expansion is general impoverishment. -Ludwig von Mises)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

But if they don’t get benefits, why would they bother to join the plantation?


8 posted on 03/23/2013 3:52:18 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

why is Holder still there and why is Menendez still in his seat.

Forst the illegal and then the whores and secret, well now not so secret unless you’re a low info Dem voter?


9 posted on 03/23/2013 3:53:17 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Where do these democrats think they’re going to get the money to give illegal aliens health care?


10 posted on 03/23/2013 3:53:47 PM PDT by umgud
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To: umgud

question is why do Dem voters vote for a party which they themsselves are against like homosexual marriage, cross dressing military, illegals getting welfare.

frigging low info voters on the left keep voting these socialists in and as for Colins and the other RINOs

spit.


11 posted on 03/23/2013 3:56:31 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: Gene Eric

ok so the feds sue states which enforce the fed laws like immigration.
Ignores states which ignore fed law like illigration and drugs.
Goes after gun which is a constitutional right but then ignore another law called DOMA

DO we even have any laws today AND HOLDER SHOULD HAVE BEEN REMOVED YEARS AGO, him nd his racists need to answer for what they have and are doing


12 posted on 03/23/2013 3:58:23 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What’s anti-immigrant is a legal immigration system that punishes you for following the law and rewards you for breaking it.


13 posted on 03/23/2013 4:02:07 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

In Obama’s address, the president pledged that the healthcare reform law would not cover illegal immigrants, prompting Wilson to shout, “You lie!”


14 posted on 03/23/2013 4:04:06 PM PDT by Java4Jay (The evils of government are directly proportional to the tolerance of the people.)
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To: manc

Something extremely insidious in DC is raping the Country.


15 posted on 03/23/2013 4:04:25 PM PDT by Gene Eric (The Palin Doctrine.)
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To: umgud

Ummmm, your wallet, piggy bank and 401K account?


16 posted on 03/23/2013 4:05:20 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Senate rejects ban on allowing former illegal immigrants healthcare benefits

http://thehill.com/blogs/floor-action/senate/289995-senate-rejects-ban-on-allowing-former-illegal-immigrants-healthcare-benefits


17 posted on 03/23/2013 4:05:28 PM PDT by Java4Jay (The evils of government are directly proportional to the tolerance of the people.)
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To: BfloGuy

Do they get the benefit of getting raped with the taxes that go with it too?


18 posted on 03/23/2013 4:07:03 PM PDT by ObozoMustGo2012
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To: Gene Eric

to think many of us thought we won the cold war against he commies and we did over in Europe, we just didnt weed out the comies over here who waited for their day, got jobs in the media, infiltrated our party by using the Govt out of your private life and got itno the higest seats of Govt.

Oh wait they wrote that back in 1963 and made it public what their agenda was.

Just the idiots today still ignore the threats to the country and still let the infiltrators into our party and have never questioned the media


19 posted on 03/23/2013 4:21:43 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The GOP will never win this war without the media. NEVER.
20 posted on 03/23/2013 7:24:48 PM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: 9YearLurker

Collins and Murkowski dont want the future amnestized illegals to miss out on Obamacare.


21 posted on 03/23/2013 7:52:55 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

LaRaza is a racist organization and does not speak for anyone except other brown racists. I don’t care what racists think about anything.


22 posted on 03/23/2013 8:08:04 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
This sounds like pure political showboating by the Republicans on a completely bogus welfare issue.

Here in Washington state, Medicaid is available for ALL children, and no proof of legal residency is required.

So, the Republicans plan to take away Medicaid coverage from children AFTER Amnesty!

What Bull.

Pregnant women also receive full coverage, but I don't know if that's under Medicaid or some other program, again, no proof of residency required.

NO adults are eligible for Medicaid unless they are completely disabled - that includes native born and legal residents.

Here in Washington state, right now, ILLEGAL immigrants are eligible for every form of state and federal welfare.....

Food Stamps, heating assistance, 99 weeks of unemployment checks, Earned Income Tax Credit, subsidized rent, AFDC.

I'm not sure about in-state college tuition, maybe we don't have that, I forget.

None of those programs requires proof of legal residence!

So, illegal immigrants can get almost every form of welfare when they are illegal.

But Rand and Rubio are going to take all their welfare away after they are legal?

What bull!

23 posted on 03/25/2013 2:39:19 AM PDT by zeestephen
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