Skip to comments.Flashback: House guts border fence (Kay Baily Hutchison quietly defunds Secure Fence Act)
Posted on 07/07/2014 6:33:31 AM PDT by cotton1706
Update 10:58pm Eastern: Yeah, Im watching C-SPAN. The motion to concur in the House amendments to HR2764, the omnibus spending bill, just passed 76-17, with 1 present. More here.
Update 10:20pm Eastern. Sen. Jim DeMint is on the Senate floor right now blasting the omnibus bill for gutting the fence, removing the ban on sanctuary cities, and funding illegal alien lawyers. Hear, hear.
Update 1:20pm Eastern. Omnibusting links the section of the bill containing the border-gutting.
Update 10:20am Eastern. The fence gets robbed, but the spending bill gives $10 million in emergency funding for attorneys of illegal immigrants?!!?!
*** fencewhatfence.jpg Fence? What fence?
Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrr. Ive warned several times that the border fence expansion was gesture politics. (See here, here, here, and here.) Weve watched Democrats and Republicans undermine the Secure Fence Act repeatedly since it was passed. Open-borders zealots joined with Big Business types to stall and protest construction. It aint a fence. Its a FINO: Fence in Name Only. Heres more confirmation of the fence farce via the Washington Times:
Congress last night passed a giant new spending bill that undermines current plans for a U.S.-Mexico border fence, allowing the Homeland Security Department to build a single-tier barrier rather than the two-tier version that has worked in California The 2006 Secure Fence Act specifically called for two layers of reinforced fencing and listed five specific sections of border where it should be installed. The new spending bill removes the two-tier requirement and the list of locations.
House Democrats said they were just adopting the Senate version, which was backed by a bipartisan group of border-state senators and passed the Senate several times this year.
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We wouldn't be having the problem we're having now if types like Kay Baily Hutchison hadn't defunded the fence.
We have met the enemy and the enemy is GOVERNMENT!!!
Hutchison makes pro-amnesty Rick Perry look like a nativist.
She wasn’t called Kay Barely Republican for nothing.
Cornball Cornyn is the new KBH!!
“2007”!!!!.....Where are all the BUSH supporters????
I go bonkers when I read stuff like this
“I go bonkers when I read stuff like this”
That’s why we need to be reminded! This crises was intentionally caused by the insidious actions or inactions of those in power.
We need to employ some compassionate understanding of Kay's actions, she knew she would be out of congress soon, most likely this defunding allowed her to pay off all her properties and other bills and gave her significant spending funds for retirement, now the Rino haters would call this crony capitalism, just because she takes care of number one, how unfair is that. After all should there be no consideration for her years of dedication serving the people.
Republicrats uber alles.
I am still mad for that idiot Kay Bailey occupying the Senate seat all those years that Ted has now.
Don, hai ragione, e finché i politici iniziano a letto con il pesce, non cambierà nulla.
They then killed the appropriation of funds for the border fence. They said what was needed to get re-elected, then broke their word to the American people.
Damn glad Ted Cruz now sits in Hutchison’s seat.
Shall we take bets on WHO the 1 "Present" was in 2007?
Alternately, make illegal immigration be a $3,000 fine, with the immigrant imprisoned until it is paid, and then dropped off at the border crossing. You think cops would switch from traffic duty to immigration duty?
Whatever happened the great and mighty Cyborg 9000 “Virtual Fence” that was supposed to be much more effective and cheaper than a physical Border Structure?
“Whatever happened the great and mighty Cyborg 9000 Virtual Fence that was supposed to be much more effective and cheaper than a physical Border Structure?”
It was a sham to begin with since they could just turn off the monitors, not send the drones and remove any border patrol. But John McCain abandoned the whole idea once he was safely reelected.
A physical fence/wall is needed.
Heck, there are people ON THIS SITE that insist a border fence is a WASTE OF MONEY because it only stops 90% of the crossings (or whatever).
But I think they’re just trolling.