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Moderates balking at Senate border bill
| Burgess Everett
Posted on 07/24/2014 1:28:47 PM PDT by cotton1706
Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu will oppose her leaderships border aid package, complicating Senate Democrats plan to pass the legislation before August recess.
The Democratic senator said in an interview that she has two main problems with the bill: Lack of coordinating language for the multiple government agencies that will receive funding from the bill and little faith in the State Departments ability to use its share of the money to combat the violent atmosphere back in home countries of undocumented migrants.
Those are the two reasons that I am a no. And its unlikely those will be fixed, said Landrieu, who chairs the Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security. The Department of Homeland Security will receive $1.1 billion under the legislation.
Her position marks a major blow to Democratic efforts to address an influx of undocumented immigrants seeking asylum from drug violence in Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras. Senate Democratic leaders have proposed a $3.57 billion package with $2.7 billion directed to the border and will likely need every member of their party to support it to offset Republican opposition.
And other centrist senators who Democrats would likely need on their side are also balking at the bill, which does not include policy changes to a 2008 law which affords Central American migrants greater protections than other immigrants.
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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections
Comment #1 Removed by Moderator
posted on 07/24/2014 1:31:53 PM PDT
Until reelected ,then they Vote for EVERYTHING the Lords ans Masters throw-up
posted on 07/24/2014 1:32:10 PM PDT
More evidence, as if any were needed that the phony term
“Moderates” = left leaning liberals.
posted on 07/24/2014 1:32:50 PM PDT
(This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
The opening scene of Macbeth comes to mind.
posted on 07/24/2014 1:33:15 PM PDT
(When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
My eyes!!! My eyes!!!
Must... Have.... Eye bleach!!!!!
Murk looks like something out of a horror movie.
posted on 07/24/2014 1:34:16 PM PDT
(Sometimes I think that this is an era when sanity has become controversial: Thomas Sowell)
Lack of coordinating language for the multiple government agencies that will receive funding from the bill and little faith in the State Departments ability to use its share of the money to combat the violent atmosphere back in home countries of undocumented migrants.
Well, at least she didn't pretend to care about actually securing the border. And it is time for her to start pretending that she's not the Obama yes woman that she is. Reelection campaign getting underway.
posted on 07/24/2014 1:34:45 PM PDT
Comment #9 Removed by Moderator
Macbeth Act I Scene I:
When shall we three meet again?
In thunder, lightning, or in rain?
When the hurlyburly’s done,
When the battle’s lost and won.
posted on 07/24/2014 1:45:06 PM PDT
by Repeal The 17th
(We have met the enemy and he is us.)
You got it!
L-R: Landrieu, Collins and Murkowski
posted on 07/24/2014 1:45:13 PM PDT
("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
Comment #12 Removed by Moderator
They will just find some RINO’s to get it passed
posted on 07/24/2014 1:47:26 PM PDT
(Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
Those are the two reasons that I am a no. And its unlikely those will be fixed, said Landrieu, who chairs the Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security.
Let me guess what the real reasons are:
- I'm running for re-election this year . . . and . . .
- I'm running for re-election this year.
posted on 07/24/2014 1:55:06 PM PDT
(Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
Enough to make a freight train take a dirt road.
posted on 07/24/2014 1:55:35 PM PDT
(Revolution ver. 2.0, just a matter of when, not a matter of if!)
To my lovely wife Mrs. RQSR:
.....The reason I won’t be hungry for dinner tonight.....
I saw something that ruined my appetite. Sorry, I know you were fixing my favorite, but........
posted on 07/24/2014 2:04:36 PM PDT
((Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will. They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.))
Comment #17 Removed by Moderator
posted on 07/24/2014 2:12:34 PM PDT
Sorry, we have to pretend we are Conservatives during election years.
Pray America wakes up
posted on 07/24/2014 2:23:18 PM PDT
Then they get re-elected and vote as their messiah would want them too.
posted on 07/24/2014 2:55:56 PM PDT
(Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
The things nightmares are made of.
posted on 07/24/2014 2:57:37 PM PDT
Murkowski at least has career opportunities after congress:
Guest star on tales of the crypt!
posted on 07/24/2014 3:13:57 PM PDT
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