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"Jane was firm where she felt herself to be right." -Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice


Thursday, September 14, 2006

Good Fences Make Good Neighbors---And Good Politics

Cross posted from The Uncooperative Blogger

A few minutes ago, the U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a stand-alone border security and fence bill (H.R. 6061).

H.R. 6061 was introduced just this week (as a result of the special hearings) by Homeland Security Committee Chairman Peter King (R-NY).


VOTING YES
GOP—-219
DEM—–64
———————-
Total—-283




VOTING NO
GOP——6
DEM—-131
IND——1
———————-
Total—-13
8


See how your own Representative voted.

Probably the most encouraging news in this vote was to see 64 Democrats vote for the fence.

That is up from the 49 who voted for a fence amendment last December.

**This was a production of The Coalition Against Illegal Immigration (CAII). If you would like to participate, please go to the above link to learn more. Afterwards, email the coalition and let me know at what level you would like to participate.

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