The People’s House

by Sal on June 26, 2007

in Politics

What may now be a foregone conclusion in the Senate is decidedly less so in the House of Representatives.  The Republican Conference in the House tonight voted 114-23 to express strong dissaproval of the Sentate immigration bill.   While the move is symbolic, it has deeper implications.  Speaker Pelosi has stated that she needs 70 Republican votes to pass the Senate bill.  If only 23 Republicans support the Amnesty bill, it is a far cry from the 70 that Pelosi says she needs.  With many of the Democrat Freshman Class having campaigned as anti-Amnesty and strong on border enforcement, and with all members standing for election in a year, the House may be the salvation of our nation’s immigration policy. 

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Ryan June 27, 2007 at 9:34 am

I never thought that the Democrat-controlled House would be the firewall against passage of this nonsense bill! There’s a theory floating around that San Fran Nan needs those seventy votes, not just to bypass the Blue-dogs, but to tag the Republicans with aiding this bill when the inevitable disaster strikes in next year’s elections. If you can’t bring the Republicans along to blame, it’s hardly worth her Speaker’s chair next fall.


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