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  posted on 2/15/2018 at 11:08 PM
4 bills all had different components, all failed

Coons-McCain failed 47-52

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Provided a path to citizenship for 1.8 million undocumented immigrants who came to the country as children
Offered no money for Trump’s border wall, though it did include some border security measures

It failed 52 to 47, with Democrats almost united in favor and Republicans mostly voting against it.


Toomey Amendment failed 45-54

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The second vote, on an amendment from Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA), did not actually address DACA or border security. The Toomey amendment would have penalized so-called sanctuary cities that refuse to enforce federal immigration policy, by withholding federal funding from those municipalities. The issue has been a fixation for Trump and some of the conservative hardliners in Congress.

It failed 54 to 45. Republicans and a few Democrats supported it, but most Democrats were opposed.

What it means: Sanctuary cities are a deeply partisan issue, so it’s no surprise this failed to win broad bipartisan support. Republicans likely wanted to get vulnerable Democrats up for reelection in 2018 in states that Trump won on the record on the issue.


Common Sense Plan failed 45-54 (WH threatened veto)


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Provided a path to citizenship for 1.8 million undocumented immigrants who came to the country as children
-Offered $25 billion for border security
-Prevented DACA recipients from sponsoring their parents for legal status

It failed 54 to 45. Democrats almost unanimously backed the plan, along with eight Republicans. But the rest of the GOP conference and a handful of Democrats blocked the bill.

What it means: The “Common Sense” plan seemed like it had the best chance of winning 60 votes, but the White House threatened to veto it, and Republicans who had previously been more moderate on immigration refused to support it. This is the most damning vote on Thursday: No other bill seemed viable, and yet even this plan, after the White House’s intervention and amid intransigence from conservatives, could not win the necessary support.


The Grassley Bill failed 39-60 (WH preferred plan)

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Provided a path to citizenship for 1.8 million undocumented immigrants who came to the country as children
-Offered $25 billion to fund a southern border wall
-Substantially curtailed family immigration and eliminated the diversity visa lottery program in such a way that would gut the legal immigration system

It failed, 39 to 60. Democrats opposed the bill en masse, joined by a notable number of Republicans, while most of the GOP conference and a couple Democrats supported it.

What it means: Trump’s preferred immigration plan appears to be unviable in the Senate.


https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2018/2/15/17017682/senate-immigrati on-daca-bill-vote-failed

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Senators fume after immigration bill failure
Lauren Fox

By Lauren Fox, CNN

Updated 7:35 PM ET, Thu February 15, 2018

Washington (CNN)It was supposed to be a raucous, week-long, open floor debate on immigration -- the President's signature issue and such a contentious topic that Democrats shut the government down over it just a month ago.

Instead, it was the incredible shrinking immigration debate, which lasted roughly one hour on the floor and ended without a single amendment passing to protect DACA recipients or send a cent of funding for President Donald Trump's border wall.

"I'm ready to move on," said Louisiana Republican Sen. John Kennedy. "We wasted a whole week here. And I'm ready to move on. There are other issues in front of us."

Fingers were pointed in all directions as members retreated from the floor, defeated, frustrated and downright mad that after weeks of negotiations, the best chance they had to broker a deal ended without any resolution for a population everyone agreed they had wanted to help.

A group of bipartisan lawmakers -- the same group responsible for helping end a government shutdown weeks before -- fumed at the White House's treatment of their proposal, which they argued could have inched toward passage, had the White House stayed on the sidelines rather than actively lobbied against them.

On the floor of the Senate, Sen. Susan Collins, a moderate Republican from Maine, was frustrated that the amendment her group had brokered without Sen. Chuck Schumer, the Democratic leader, was being referred to as the Schumer amendment. The name undermined the entire point of her group's efforts: that it had been reached by the middle, not by party leaders. Collins could be heard telling colleagues that the move was "so wrong."

Sen. Mike Rounds, a Republican from South Dakota, acknowledged "there were a few games being played."

"You don't forget 'em, but you just roll with them," Rounds said.

Just hours after senators had reached an agreement on a plan that provided a path to citizenship for DACA recipients in exchange for $25 billion in border security, the administration began their effort to undermine the amendment. President Donald Trump issued a veto threat. And in a briefing call with reporters Thursday, two administration officials, one of them a White House official, called the bill "outrageous" and "irresponsible," and argued it would "put many innocent lives at risk."

"The bill is so spectacularly poorly drafted, I mean unless you imagine it was drafted for the purpose of gutting immigration enforcement," the White House official said, before the officials criticized Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina, who fought back.

"I could care less about what an anonymous White House official says. I'm looking for leadership from the White House, not demagoguery," Graham told reporters.

Sen. Chris Coons, a Democrat from Delaware, said he blamed the White House "a great deal."
"It is striking to me that the White House and the Department of Homeland security actively and aggressively campaigned against the McCain-Coons bill and the bipartisan Rounds-King bill and yet both of those bills got more votes significantly then the White House- initiated Grassley bill," Coons said.

Sen. Lisa Murkowski, a Republican from Alaska, lamented that the White House had missed an opportunity.

"I fear that you've got some within the White House that have not yet figured out that legislation almost by its very definition is a compromise product and compromise doesn't mean getting four Republicans together and figuring out what it is that those four agree on, it is broader," she said.
GOP efforts to kill amendment Sen. Tom Cotton, an Arkansas Republican, called the bipartisan bill the "olly olly oxen free amendment."

In the end, the bipartisan proposal was short six votes it needed, but did far better than the White House-backed plan, which only got 39 votes.

And it wasn't just Republican opposition that stopped the bipartisan proposal. Three Democrats also voted against the proposal. But Democrats and Republicans in the middle believed the White House's efforts had given senators on the fence little political cover to support their proposal.

With just weeks to go until the original March 5 deadline and a week of recess ahead, members acknowledged there was little time left to find a breakthrough now.

Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn, the majority whip, told reporters after the failed amendment votes that he does not see the issue of immigration being raised again soon.

"I don't see it. We couldn't get it together this week. We've got other things we have to do, which are pressing. The Majority Leader's (Mitch McConnell) the one who sets the agenda. We need to get some things done: nominations, other bipartisan legislation. If I were him, I'd be reluctant to spend another week of wasted time."

He continued, "I thought the deadline and I thought the empathy that people have for these young people would be enough to change the outcome here, but apparently not yet."

https://www.cnn.com/2018/02/15/politics/senate-immigration-anger/index.html


 
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  posted on 2/15/2018 at 11:19 PM
Maybe they should have kept the government shut down. Might have had different results.
 

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Not sure if anyone caught it, but I chuckled when the CNN story said "Democrats shut down the government".

Anyway, the WH plan. Trump's offer for 1.8 million to be on a path to citizenship is a concession and not popular with many on the right. But then he expects to get everything else he wants. I would start there too. I would ask for the sky, knowing that to get some kind of deal, compromises need to be met. You can't start out with what you are really comfortable with and then compromise down to something lower.

Perhaps Senator Murkowski said best from the story:

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"I fear that you've got some within the White House that have not yet figured out that legislation almost by its very definition is a compromise product and compromise doesn't mean getting four Republicans together and figuring out what it is that those four agree on, it is broader," she said.


Now they'll all go out and play the blame game again.

 

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The Democrats vote against all bills to solve the illegal immigration problems and throw their precious "dreamers" (illegal aliens) under the bus.



 

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It's pretty clear this is a democratic strategy to not make a deal and have this as a campaign issue in the fall. Chuck Schummer is hoping to wake up and get the low infos to turn up.

[Edited on 2/17/2018 by OriginalGoober]

 

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It's pretty clear this is a democratic strategy to not make a deal and have this as a campaign issue in the fall. Chuck Schummer is hoping to wake up and get the low infos to turn up.

[Edited on 2/17/2018 by OriginalGoober]


The Republicans control both houses of Congress and the White House. The Democrats can’t stop anything. The Republicans cannot agree among themselves. This is a GOP problem.

 

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It's pretty clear this is a democratic strategy to not make a deal and have this as a campaign issue in the fall. Chuck Schummer is hoping to wake up and get the low infos to turn up.

[Edited on 2/17/2018 by OriginalGoober]



Poor Schumer may be beginning to realize that demanding amnesty for illegal aliens will not get the Democrats and votes in the mid-terms.

The left's dependency on low-info voter remains their only hope of any representation in government.

Note keller's post above. That idiot is so stupid he does not understand that in the Senate 60 votes are require to pass the bill.

 

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It's pretty clear this is a democratic strategy to not make a deal and have this as a campaign issue in the fall. Chuck Schummer is hoping to wake up and get the low infos to turn up.

[Edited on 2/17/2018 by OriginalGoober]



Poor Schumer may be beginning to realize that demanding amnesty for illegal aliens will not get the Democrats and votes in the mid-terms.

The left's dependency on low-info voter remains their only hope of any representation in government.

Note keller's post above. That idiot is so stupid he does not understand that in the Senate 60 votes are require to pass the bill.



There you go with the personal attacks.

Whatever, explain why they can't get a bill passed in the House?

 

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It's pretty clear this is a democratic strategy to not make a deal and have this as a campaign issue in the fall. Chuck Schummer is hoping to wake up and get the low infos to turn up.

[Edited on 2/17/2018 by OriginalGoober]



Poor Schumer may be beginning to realize that demanding amnesty for illegal aliens will not get the Democrats and votes in the mid-terms.


The left's dependency on low-info voter remains their only hope of any representation in government.

Note keller's post above. That idiot is so stupid he does not understand that in the Senate 60 votes are require to pass the bill.



There you go with the personal attacks.

Whatever, explain why they can't get a bill passed in the House?



The House isn't the problem.
Senate Democrats are killing every bill.
They don't want a solution, they want the issue for the fall mid-terms.

Of course of you were informed you would know that.
However.

 

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It's pretty clear this is a democratic strategy to not make a deal and have this as a campaign issue in the fall. Chuck Schummer is hoping to wake up and get the low infos to turn up.

[Edited on 2/17/2018 by OriginalGoober]



Poor Schumer may be beginning to realize that demanding amnesty for illegal aliens will not get the Democrats and votes in the mid-terms.


The left's dependency on low-info voter remains their only hope of any representation in government.

Note keller's post above. That idiot is so stupid he does not understand that in the Senate 60 votes are require to pass the bill.



There you go with the personal attacks.

Whatever, explain why they can't get a bill passed in the House?



The House isn't the problem.
Senate Democrats are killing every bill.
They don't want a solution, they want the issue for the fall mid-terms.

Of course of you were informed you would know that.
However.



Let me help you there.

https://www.vox.com/2018/2/15/17016278/senate-immigration-deal-vote-count


Eight Republicans — Sens. Rounds, Susan Collins (R-ME), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Jeff Flake (R-AZ), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Cory Gardner (R-CO), Lamar Alexander (R-TN), and Johnny Isakson (R-GA) — joined most Democrats to vote in favor of the proposal. All the other Republicans present voted no.

Three Democrats — Sens. Kamala Harris (D-CA), Martin Heinrich (D-NM), and Tom Udall (D-NM) — also voted no, apparently due to concerns that the Rounds deal conceded too much to President Trump on funding of the border wall and other immigration enforcement measures.


Sp, Mule, the GOP doesn't have enough of their own votes. Oh well.

 

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So democrats werent united for DACA? Border state senators as well. Close vote. if Democrats were united it may have swayed republicans. Instead, democats chose whine about border Security. No one believes the border is secure.

 

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It is hard to be united on anything really.

And why would we want that? Who wants group think? I want independent thought.

Still here is how the votes went:

Amdt 1959 "WH preferred plan" Rep 36 yea, 14 nay = 72%

Democrats were united in support of TWO bills:

Amdt 1955 "McCain - Coons" Dem 46 yea (+ Bernie and King) = 48 yea, 1 nay = 98%
Amdt 1958 "Commonsense" Dem 44 yea (+ Bernie and King) = 46 yea, 3 nay = 94%

I do not see the Democrats wanting this a campaign issue. I am usually cynical like that, but I just think neither side wants to give enough based off what they are getting in return.

Sounds like the Goodlatte House bill "Securing America's Future Act" has the votes, passed the whip test Wednesday. They are tweaking language. If they introduce it, I should pass with only partisan support. But it has no chance in the Senate. As we saw, nothing has any chance in the Senate.

The President said he would take the heat. The President said he would accept whatever they sent him. The President has no idea how to lead or make a deal on this.

Party politics just sucks. And it sucks balls. These wimps in Congress, vote for your constituents, or atleast vote your conscious. Don't run scared because of you don't want to vote for something the President is going to oppose. Commonsense bill was only 6 votes short of cloture and 42 Republicans voted against it because they were scared of going against their President.

They want to do something, make Trump veto it. Make him own it. But they all protect eachother. They protect the party, they protect the brand.

 

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quote:
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It's pretty clear this is a democratic strategy to not make a deal and have this as a campaign issue in the fall. Chuck Schummer is hoping to wake up and get the low infos to turn up.

[Edited on 2/17/2018 by OriginalGoober]



Poor Schumer may be beginning to realize that demanding amnesty for illegal aliens will not get the Democrats and votes in the mid-terms.


The left's dependency on low-info voter remains their only hope of any representation in government.

Note keller's post above. That idiot is so stupid he does not understand that in the Senate 60 votes are require to pass the bill.



There you go with the personal attacks.

Whatever, explain why they can't get a bill passed in the House?



The House isn't the problem.
Senate Democrats are killing every bill.
They don't want a solution, they want the issue for the fall mid-terms.

Of course of you were informed you would know that.
However.



Funny that you blame the Democrats, yet Trump's preferred bill was the least supported of the bunch. Blame the Democrats but not the Whitehouse. Classic!

 

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It's pretty clear this is a democratic strategy to not make a deal and have this as a campaign issue in the fall. Chuck Schummer is hoping to wake up and get the low infos to turn up.

[Edited on 2/17/2018 by OriginalGoober]



Poor Schumer may be beginning to realize that demanding amnesty for illegal aliens will not get the Democrats and votes in the mid-terms.


The left's dependency on low-info voter remains their only hope of any representation in government.

Note keller's post above. That idiot is so stupid he does not understand that in the Senate 60 votes are require to pass the bill.



There you go with the personal attacks.

Whatever, explain why they can't get a bill passed in the House?



The House isn't the problem.
Senate Democrats are killing every bill.
They don't want a solution, they want the issue for the fall mid-terms.

Of course of you were informed you would know that.
However.



Funny that you blame the Democrats, yet Trump's preferred bill was the least supported of the bunch. Blame the Democrats but not the Whitehouse. Classic!



The Democrats voted against and killed every bill.

 

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It's pretty clear this is a democratic strategy to not make a deal and have this as a campaign issue in the fall. Chuck Schummer is hoping to wake up and get the low infos to turn up.

[Edited on 2/17/2018 by OriginalGoober]



Poor Schumer may be beginning to realize that demanding amnesty for illegal aliens will not get the Democrats and votes in the mid-terms.


The left's dependency on low-info voter remains their only hope of any representation in government.

Note keller's post above. That idiot is so stupid he does not understand that in the Senate 60 votes are require to pass the bill.



There you go with the personal attacks.

Whatever, explain why they can't get a bill passed in the House?



The House isn't the problem.
Senate Democrats are killing every bill.
They don't want a solution, they want the issue for the fall mid-terms.

Of course of you were informed you would know that.
However.



Funny that you blame the Democrats, yet Trump's preferred bill was the least supported of the bunch. Blame the Democrats but not the Whitehouse. Classic!



The Democrats voted against and killed every bill.



So did the Republicans. No bill reached 50 votes, including the one Trump supported, but sure, continue to blame the Democrats.

 

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In blow to Trump, Supreme Court won’t hear appeal of DACA ruling

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear the Trump administration's appeal of a federal judge's ruling that requires the government to keep the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program going.

Under a lower court order that remains in effect, the Department of Homeland Security must continue to accept renewal applications from the roughly 700,000 young people who are currently enrolled in the program, known as DACA. The administration had intended to shut the program down by March 5, but that deadline is now largely meaningless.

In a brief order, the court said simply, "It is assumed the court of appeals will act expeditiously to decide this case."

Monday's denial also gives Congress more time to come up with a legislative solution, though repeated bipartisan efforts have failed so far.

At a White House meeting with governors from around the coutry, President Donald Trump said after the court's decision, "We'd like to help DACA" and criticized the lower court.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said, "Today's Supreme Court action shows that rescinding DACA was not only legally questionable, but also unjust and cruel. The court's action is welcome news, but only Congress can provide the permanent protection our Dreamers need and deserve."

The Supreme Court's denial Monday was expected, because the justices rarely accept appeals asking them to bypass the lower courts.

The program allows children of illegal immigrants, known as Dreamers, to remain here if they were under 16 when their parents brought them to the U.S. and if they arrived by 2007. Those given DACA status must renew it every two years.

On Jan. 9, a federal judge in San Francisco, William Alsup, ruled in favor of the University of California and its president, former Homeland Security secretary Janet Napolitano. They sued to keep the program going after the Trump administration said in September that it would end it within six months. Alsup said Attorney General Jeff Sessions had wrongly concluded that DACA was put in place without proper legal authority.

The Justice Department said it would contest that ruling before the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in California. But government lawyers also asked the Supreme Court to take the highly unusual step of agreeing to hear the case, bypassing the appeals court.

"The district court has entered an unprecedented nationwide injunction requiring the government not simply to tolerate, but to affirmatively sanction, a continuing violation of federal law by nearly 700,000 aliens," said Solicitor General Noel Francisco in asking the justices to take the case.

After the Supreme Court's decision Monday, the White House said, "The DACA program — which provides work permits and myriad government benefits to illegal immigrants en masse — is clearly unlawful. The district judge's decision to unilaterally re-impose a program that Congress had explicitly and repeatedly rejected is a usurpation of legislative authority...We look forward to having this case expeditiously heard by the appeals court and, if necessary, the Supreme Court, where we fully expect to prevail."

The Supreme Court has agreed only about a dozen times in the past century to immediately take a case and bypass the federal appeals courts, and those case usually involve a national emergency, such as nationwide strikes in the steel and coal industries.

In asking the court to take the case, the Justice Department took another unusual step in declining to ask the justices to block the lower court order in the meantime, which would have allowed the government to shut DACA down as planned. Such a start-and-stop approach, the government said, would frustrate the goal of winding the program down in an orderly way.

Monday's action by the Supreme Court leaves the DACA challenge pending before the California appeals court, where it is in the early stages. The Justice Department has said it will take at least another year to get back to the Supreme Court for a decision on DACA's future.

If Congress acts in the meantime to extend the program or provide an alternative path to citizenship for its recipients, the legal case would probably be dismissed.

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/politics-news/supreme-court-won-t-hear-dac a-case-n851186


Trump seems to be having trouble with immigration and the courts...........

 

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  posted on 3/2/2018 at 11:10 AM
The stories reads like the supreme court has refused to hear the administation's DACA appeal because it is out of order on process. After the 9th rules, then they may be more inclined to consider it. We all pretty much know how the 9th is going to rule, but there is a process that should be followed in the appeals process.

Supreme court will be hearing the travel ban in April.

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Washington (CNN)The Supreme Court announced Friday that it would hear oral arguments concerning the legality of the latest version of President Donald Trump's travel ban on April 25, which is currently scheduled as the last argument day of the term.

The court will consider whether the ban violates immigration law as well as the Establishment Clause of the Constitution.

Its eventual ruling will determine the fate of the Trump administration's third attempt to restrict entry to people from several Muslim-majority countries.

Late last year, the justices allowed the entire travel ban, issued in September, to go into effect while the legal case played out before it.

The ban places varying levels of restrictions on foreign nationals from eight countries: Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Syria, Venezuela, Somalia and Yemen.
https://www.cnn.com/2018/02/23/politics/supreme-court-travel-ban/index.html


 

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The Democrats voted against and killed every bill.


 

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The Democrats voted against and killed every bill.




And so did the Republicans. So what's your point? Trump's preferred bill had the least amount of votes of all the bills. Why couldn't Trump convince the Republicans to vote for his bill? Failed leadership from Trump and the Republican congressional leadership.

 

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. . .killed every bill.


Hahaha . . . if only you were a bill!

 

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The Democrats voted against and killed every bill.




And so did the Republicans. So what's your point? Trump's preferred bill had the least amount of votes of all the bills. Why couldn't Trump convince the Republicans to vote for his bill? Failed leadership from Trump and the Republican congressional leadership.



The Democrats claimed they wanted to help the so-called "Dreamers" (illegal aliens).
It takes 60 votes in the Senate to pass a bill.
How many Democrats voted for what they said they wanted?



 

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Why was Obama able to get the votes he needed for Obamacare?
 

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The Democrats voted against and killed every bill.



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The Democrats claimed they wanted to help the so-called "Dreamers" (illegal aliens).
It takes 60 votes in the Senate to pass a bill.
How many Democrats voted for what they said they wanted?


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The Democrats voted against and killed every bill.


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The House isn't the problem.
Senate Democrats are killing every bill.
They don't want a solution, they want the issue for the fall mid-terms.

Of course of you were informed you would know that.
However.


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The Democrats voted against and killed every bill.


Muleman, you keep repeating this over and over - it is false and this very thread provides the evidence.

48 out of 49 Democrats voted FOR McCain-Coons.

46 out of 49 Democrats voted FOR the Commonsense bill.

Democrats did not vote against and kill every bill. Specifically they supported passage of two bills by a 94-98% margin of their caucus. There are many websites that track vote tallies, I suggest you familiarize yourself with those.


 

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Why was Obama able to get the votes he needed for Obamacare?


Democrats owned a supermajority in the 2009 Senate. The vote was 60-39 with 58 Democrats and two independents (Sanders and Lieberman) voting for and all 39 Republicans voting against (Bunning R-KY not voting).

 

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The Democrats voted against and killed every bill.



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The Democrats claimed they wanted to help the so-called "Dreamers" (illegal aliens).
It takes 60 votes in the Senate to pass a bill.
How many Democrats voted for what they said they wanted?


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The Democrats voted against and killed every bill.


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The House isn't the problem.
Senate Democrats are killing every bill.
They don't want a solution, they want the issue for the fall mid-terms.

Of course of you were informed you would know that.
However.


quote:
The Democrats voted against and killed every bill.


Muleman, you keep repeating this over and over - it is false and this very thread provides the evidence.

48 out of 49 Democrats voted FOR McCain-Coons.

46 out of 49 Democrats voted FOR the Commonsense bill.

Democrats did not vote against and kill every bill. Specifically they supported passage of two bills by a 94-98% margin of their caucus. There are many websites that track vote tallies, I suggest you familiarize yourself with those.




Trump has ushered in the new post-fact world, so your facts will be ignored. Much easier to just mindlessly call anything you don't agree with Fake News. It's all it takes to keep the sheep in line.

 
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