Skip to comments.VOTE TODAY: Call your Senators NOW at 888-995-8349
Posted on 06/24/2013 9:24:24 AM PDT by Smokeyblue
Updated: Monday, June 24, 2013, 10:01 AM
At 5:30 p.m. EDT, the Senate will vote on the Corker-Hoeven Amnesty amendment to the Schumer-Rubio Amnesty bill, S.744. Passage of this amendment could greatly improve the chances of this terrible legislation passing later this week. We need your urgent phone calls to your two U.S. Senators telling them to vote NO on the Corker-Hoeven amendment. Call NOW toll-free at 888-995-8349.
The sponsors of the proposal, along with the Gang of 8, have tried to characterize this amendment as a "border surge" that includes an increase of 20,000 border patrol agents and requirements for DHS to spend billions of dollars of equipment and build 700 miles of fencing along the southern border.
Thank you for the link!
Corker, Bob (R) Senator, TN Senator
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ph: 423-756-2757 adr: 10 West MLK Boulevard, Chattanooga, TN 37402
ph: 865-637-4180 adr: 800 Market Street, Knoxville, TN 37902
ph: 901-683-1910 adr: 100 Peabody Place, Memphis, TN 38103
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Not that I ever was, but no more Mr. Nice Guy. That stuff doesn't work, especially when it comes to bastards destroying MY country.
Meant to ping you to post 60.
Dan Coats needs calling.
Coats, Daniel (R) Senator, IN
ph: 812-465-6500 adr: 101 MLK, Jr. Blvd., Evansville, IN 47708
ph: 202-224-5623 adr: U.S. Senate, Washington, DC 205100001
ph: 317-554-0750 adr: Market Tower, Indianapolis, IN 462042954
Crown Point, IN
ph: 219-663-2595 adr: 11035 Broadway, Crown Point, IN 46307
Fort Wayne, IN
ph: 260-426-3151 adr: 1300 S. Harrison St., Fort Wayne, IN 46802
ph: 812-754-0520 adr: 2 East McClain Avenue, Scottsburg, IN 47170
I cannot stand it when they give that “hasn’t taken a position” crap. I tell them that as a Representative of the People, they better darn sure know their position and make sure their staffers know it, as well.
BUT, we can't stop fighting. It doesn't hurt to try. It's the least I can do.
Ask her; If someone breaks into her house, how long will it be before she considers them a member of her family.
Heck, ask her if she has a fence! How dare she consider defending “her property” but won’t let the USA defend her own borders.
Called mine, they said no way were they voting for it!
13 Senators come out against Corker-Hoeven amnesty amendment
Monday, June 24, 2013, 11:58 AM EDT
In a letter addressed to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), the Gang of Eight, and Senators Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) and John Hoeven (R-N.D.), 13 Senators protested the management of the Schumer-Rubio Amnesty bill, S.744. Earlier today, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid filed a motion for cloture on the bill, meaning no more amendments will be voted on unless they’re approved by Sen. Reid.
The Gang of Eight had originally promised an open process that allowed for Members to offer amendments. To date, only nine amendments have been voted on.
The Senators signing the letter, include:
Senators David Vitter (R-La.),
Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa),
Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.),
Dan Coats (R-Ind.),
Jerry Moran (R-Kan.),
Tom Coburn (R-Okla.),
John Boozman (R-Ark.),
Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.),
John Cornyn (R-Texas),
John Thune (R-S.D.),
Pat Toomey (R-Pa.),
Roger Wicker (R-Miss.),
Ron Johnson (R-Wisc.), and Deb Fischer (R-Neb.).
Here’s the text of the letter sent by the above Senators:
Dear Senator Reid:
After repeated promises of a full and open amendment process on the floor, we have had NINE roll call votes on amendments to the Gang of Eight’s 1,076-page immigration bill. NINE. And there is the prospect of a full shut-down of amendment votes after today.
This is deeply, deeply disturbing. It is effectively shutting down the American people’s ability to be heard on this issue through their elected representatives.
It seems that as soon as a path to passing this bill was identified, an already very slow, halting amendment process was purposely interrupted with histrionics and shut down.
Now the Corker-Hoeven amendment has turned into a virtual full substitute for the bill (1,187 pages). Supporters have been collecting yes votes as the price of admission into that back negotiating room, and all other amendments will likely be denied even a vote.
By point of reference, there were 46 roll call votes on floor amendments to the 2007 immigration bill, which was significantly stronger on enforcement.
We believe that there should be, AT A MINIMUM, this same number of roll call votes on serious, contested floor amendments on the Gang of Eight’s immigration bill. This can clearly be accomplished this week with a little leadership and coordination through one or more compact series of 10-minute votes with senators seated at their desks.
Further, we will give our consent to any reasonable consent request if this is assured. This would specifically include replacing the one or two cloture votes and one final passage vote on the bill with one final passage vote with a 60-vote threshold late Thursday, as well as clearing all truly non-controversial amendments.
We urge you to ensure a serious, extensive floor amendment process, which you and the Gang of Eight promised.
Just made calls to my Senators, Murphy and Blumenthal (D-CT).
Call the direct number to their office. Calling the switchboard will result in “all circuits are busy.”
Murphy’s staff actually pretended to care and listen.
Blumenthal’s staff could care less.
Thanks for posting the list and saving me some time.
That’s something to remember.
I can’t either....he may have said hasn’t made his position known. Either way.....we should know where our senators stand on upcoming votes.
Mine take calls but they are in lock step with Obama.
I called. It rang about 20 times then busy signal. Now what?
Who are your senators?