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IMMIGRATION DEBATE CLEARS PROCEDURAL SENATE HURDLE (2013 Cornyn Cloture vote for Amnesty)
Associated Press ^
| DAVID ESPO
Posted on 02/20/2014 6:10:06 AM PST by jimbo123
In Spanish and English, the Senate pushed contentious immigration legislation over early procedural hurdles with deceptive ease on Tuesday as President Barack Obama insisted the "moment is now" to give 11 million immigrants in the United States illegally a chance at citizenship. -snip- Taken together, the two procedural votes had the effect of placing the bill formally before the Senate and open for amendments. Both drew more than 80 votes, reflecting a bipartisan desire to have the debate that now is expected to consume three weeks.
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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: amnesty; cloture; cornyn; johncornyn
Flashback: Cornyn voted for Amnesty before he voted against it (and it was passed by Democrats thanks to Cornyn's cloture vote.)
posted on 02/20/2014 6:10:06 AM PST
posted on 02/20/2014 6:28:50 AM PST
by Travis McGee
“Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., chose to deliver a speech on the immigration measure in Spanish. He said it was appropriate to do so since the language “has been spoken in this country since Spanish missionaries founded St. Augustine, Florida in 1565. Spanish is also spoken by almost 40 million Americans who have a lot at stake in the outcome of this debate,” he said in an English translation provided by his office.”
This is unacceptable, Reid should not have allowed this. But then again he's wiped his $%^ with the Constitution anyway
posted on 02/20/2014 7:31:35 AM PST
(Rome did not create a great empire by talking, they did it by killing all those who opposed them)
In Spanish and English = Agenda
posted on 02/20/2014 9:02:51 AM PST
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