Thursday, June 07, 2007

Amnesty bill stalls in Senate

A Senate bill to "reform immigration" and give amnesty to 20 million illegal aliens stalled on Thursday, handing President George W. Bush a major legislative setback.

A majority of Senators refused to limit debate on the bill, which had been cobbled together by a bipartisan group and the White House, meeting in private. The cloture vote was 45-50, 15 short of the 60 votes needed to close off further discussion on the legislation. As a result, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid set the bill aside, and moved the Democratic-led Senate on to other legislation.

The bill had drawn fire both from those who emphasize enforcement and those seeking amnesty for illegals.

Although Bush has sought to make immigration reform a centrepiece of his domestic policy, senators from his Republican party sought to offer more amendments and said they would not be rushed. Most of them voted against the motion to limit debate.

1 comment:

  1. Good news so far, we must keep a keen eye on these elected clowns, Bush is almost traitorous on this. He kissed up to Kennedy and didn't think anything through, and it certainly got him nowhere with the DhimmicRATs either. It was a 'lose lose' move.

    absurd thought -
    God of the Universe says
    don't let your country improve

    send excess population
    to rich Western countries


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