Friday, June 08, 2007

How AR Senators Voted on Immigration Bill and Amendments

Senator Blanche Lincoln voted Yes for cloture on the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2007, and Senator Mark Pryor voted No. A vote for cloture can be seen as a vote for immediate amnesty for 12-20 million illegal aliens to get legal status for residence and jobs. The vote was 50 to 45 against the motion. Thus, it fell 15 short of carrying, since 60 votes were required under Senate rules. (Link to all US Senators and their votes pasted below)

Thirty-eight Democratic Senators voted for the bill, and eight Republican Senators voted for it. Yet Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid proclaimed on the floor of the Senate last night that it was the President's bill. They would like to hang that around the Republicans' neck, but the votes on the cloture and the votes by the Democrats on the various amendments brought by Republicans tell the story.

Numbers USA listed the following Republicans (who voted for the bill) as the Sellout Seven:
Graham (R-SC),
Hagel (R-Neb.),
Lugar (R-Ind),
Martinez (R-Fla),
McCain (R-Ariz),
Specter (R-Pa.), and Voinovich (R-Ohio).
Voinovich (R-Ohio)

Twelve Democratic Senators joined in opposing the bill. Last year only four did so. Seven Republicans joined in voting for the bill. Three of the Senators, including Senator Mar Pryor, who voted against the bill this year are up for re-election next year. The voter approval of the immigration bill (by Rasmussen poll) had fallen to only 23% and there was not a great deal of difference between Democratic and Republican support for the bill.

I, as welll as the major anti illegal immigration organizations and Republican Presidential Candidate Tom Tancredo, suggest: See how your Senators voted (Roll Call: ) If they voted for cloture, tell them that they have lost all your credibility, and when they are up for re-election you will work just as hard to defeat them as you did to defeat this bill. If your Senator voted against cloture, congratulate them, and have them guarantee that they will not vote for any other amnesty that may come up later on. I personally think it is very important to thank those who voted the right way. A thank you email or letter is one of the very best ways to let the candidate know where you stand in a favorable way.

See this link for all contact informtion for Senator Lincoln and Senator Pryor across the state and in D. C.

See this link for all US Senators contact information

Other Votes by Senator Lincoln and Senator Pryor on Immigration bill :

Senator Lincoln and Senator Pryor voted for the Senate Comprehensive Immigration Bill in 2006

Senator Lincoln voted YES on allowing illegal aliens to participate in Social Security. (May 2006) : //

Senator Lincoln voted against the Cornyn amendment to establish a permanent bar for gang members, terrorists, and other criminals. Senator Pryor voted for the bill.

Sen. Lincoln voted against the Vitter Amendment (SA 1157) to S. 1348. (07). The Vitter Amendment would strike the amnesty provisions of the bill and keep 12 to 20 million illegal aliens from becoming legal immediately. The Vitter Amendment failed by a vote of 29 to 66. Senator Pryor voted with us and voted against that amendment.

Senator Lincoln Voted on Senate floor against amendment to increase interior enforcement in 2007. Sen. Lincoln voted against the Coleman Amendment (SA 1158) to S. 1348 to enable state and local officials to inquire about a person’s immigration status for law enforcement and benefit application purposes. The Coleman Amendment would make it more difficult for illegal aliens to benefit from sanctuary policies (already explicitly prohibited under Federal law). The Coleman Amendment failed by vote of 48-49. Senator Pryor voted for this amendment.

Voted against amendment to kill proposed guestworker program in 2007. Sen. Lincoln voted against the Dorgan Amendment to S. 1348 to delete provisions in the bill establishing new “guestworker” programs, which, potentially, could authorize the importation of up to 600,000 foreign workers per year. The Dorgan Amendment failed by a vote of 31 to 64. Senator Pryor voted for this amendment.

See these links for vote on these amendments by Senator Lincoln and Senator Pryor: and

See this link for the final vote of all US Senators (roll call) on June 7, 07 on the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2007 in the US Senate.


Anonymous Ashley Higgins said...

Thanks for putting this together.

5:19 PM, June 09, 2007  

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