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June 26, 2007

Today Is Day of Destiny as Senate Attempts to Revive Amnesty/Guestworker Bill

NumbersUSA reminds us that a roll call vote on whether to bring S. 1639, the "corrected and updated" version of S. 1348, to the floor is scheduled for Tuesday, June 26. On this matter, a senator's "YES" vote on cloture is equivalent to a vote for amnesty.

CLICK HERE to visit the Senate Vote Day Action Center for more information on the "compromise" bill, S. 1639 (formerly S. 1348).

According to NR, stopping amnesty is entirely within the power of senators who oppose it. Later today, the Senate will vote on whether to proceed on the bill. To revive the once-stalled bill will require 60 votes, which means that if the senators who vote no and the senators who don't vote add up to 41, the bill is dead:

... The best vote count now has 33 no votes plus the non-vote of the ill Sen. Tim Johnson. Assuming this count is accurate, only seven more are needed to stop amnesty.
Sens. Kit Bond, Sam Brownback, Richard Burr, Thad Cochran, Norm Coleman, John Ensign, and Jim Webb.
... If any of these senators votes to revive the bill, his professions of opposition to amnesty should no longer be taken seriously. He will have done his crucial bit, when the amnesty bill was most vulnerable, to help shepherd it to passage. We know how senators who claim to oppose amnesty will try to explain away a vote to revive the bill. They will rely on procedural obfuscation: They didn't want to obstruct the process, they wanted to get a vote on an amendment, etc. But amnesty is staying in the bill -- no amendment to strike the bill's central features has any chance of passage -- and it deserves to be obstructed.
This is where you send Free Faxes. You don't need a fax machine.

Here are the 'Phone Numbers and Email Addresses of Senators.' CALL THE "7" NOW ..., as well as your own senator.

More at Michelle Malkin ...

Cross posted from Hyscience



Posted by Abdul at June 26, 2007 6:41 AM





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