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Senate Immigration Bill Passes Despite Protests

It was by all accounts a rare occasion and one that might not come again for quite a while, as both Senate Democrats and Republicans forged a bipartisan immigration bill that was finally, however, “reluctantly” approved by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

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The drama began awhile back as both chambers crafted their own legislation dealing with the $4.5 billion supplemental budget request for humanitarian aid and logistical support. The highly partisan House crafted a bill with lots of strings attached, severely restricting the Administrations ability to spend the funds, by adding a number of politically motivated limitations, designed mostly to frustrate and hinder the President’s ability to effetely administer those funds where needed, moreover hampering immigration enforcement.

While over in the Senate adult legislators on both sides of the aisle perhaps recalling the good old days when Democrat Speaker of the House Tip O’Neill and Republican President Ronald Reagan hammered out bipartisan legislation, simply because both men knew the fragile art of compromise.

Yesterday both Democrat and Republican senators used that bygone playbook of compromise and passed the immigration bill by a stunning 84-8 vote.

Allowing Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to finally address the antics taking place within the dysfunctional House of Reprehensive, by bringing Pelosi’s skewed bill on the floor of the Senate for an “up-or-down vote, the House bill failed miserably.

Defeat almost assured, Pelosi finally capitulated after a near rebellion by moderate Democrats finally convinced the besieged Speaker to finally throw-in-the-towel and accept the bipartisan Senate version of the immigration bill.

The House was finally forced to pass the Senate’s version of the $4.59 billion border supplemental bill, with 305 in favor and only 102 opposed, sending the bill to the President’s desk for him to sign into law, which is quite a win for the President hampered by obstructionist House Democrats, concerned only about resisting the administration, rather than legislating.

However, extremists like New York freshman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez uncorked a furious tweetstorm of misleading, misinformed and false statements regarding the tough negotiations within both chambers of Congress.

“Under no circumstances should the House vote for a McConnell-only bill w/ no negotiation with Democrats. Hell no.”

“That’s an abdication of power we should refuse to accept. They will keep hurting kids if we do.”

— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) June 27, 2019

In another broadside aimed at the Senate Majority Leader AOC rattled on.

“His Senate bill is a militarization bill. McConnell killed the House Bill & dropped this one right before recess to force passage.”

“Well, too bad. This is our job. Cancel vacation, fly the Senate in. Pass a clean humanitarian bill & stop trying to squeeze crises for more pain.”

— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) June 27, 2019

Aside from extremist like AOC, melting down with inaccurate assumptions as to why the House version failed, it’s worth noting that in the final analysis it was disgruntled House Democrats who finally had enough of the destructive partisan politics being played out by the extremist elements within the House.

Pelosi was faced with a growing revolt begun by 18 Democratic centrists, who vowed to tank the House bill on the Senate floor.

Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-Texas), a lead negotiator in the talks, emerged from an emergency leadership meeting in Pelosi’s office and said the House would take up a clean version of the Senate’s bill bowing to pressure from their party’s 18-moderate Democrats along with Republicans.

“My understanding is we’re going to do a clean Senate bill. I’ve been saying I’m OK on that,” Cuellar said. “A lot of this stuff is already there guys, protocols are there,” he added, pointing to a summary of the Senate bill.

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    My comment is that the government is wasting tax payers money taking care of people who should not be in the country illegally. It is not the taxpayers responsibility to take care of other countries children. We already send the country’s to take care of its people, That’s double dipping if you have taxpayers money to waste then give it back to the taxpayers. The parents of these children should be taking care of them that’s what parents do. If not take some form of birth control.

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    “The only true way to conquer a nation is through immigration!”
    General Sun Tzu
    Of course the General was speaking of illegal immigration.

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    AOC should go back to tending bar Maybe she can get that right

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