Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Discharge Petition Key to Immigration Legislation?

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U.S. Capitol no. 6605 by Eric E. Johnson

It's okay. You can admit it. You have no idea what a "discharge petition" is. That's fine. Neither did I. According to Wikipedia, a discharge petition is "a means of bringing a bill out of committee and to the floor for consideration without a report from the committee by 'discharging' the committee from further consideration of a bill or resolution."

So far, so good. But that does that have to do with immigration legislation?

As WaPo reports, moderate Republicans are currently considering whether to back a discharge petition, a maneuver that would force votes on several immigration bills later this month - covering issues from Border Security to DACA.

The petition is just THREE VOTES AWAY from forcing a floor vote on June 25. But those votes are needed today. Those living in Florida, Washington and Texas might consider calling Dennis A. Ross (R-FL), Dan Newhouse (R-WA) and Henry Cuellar (D-TX) who are reportedly thinking about joining the petition.

-KitJ

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/2018/06/discharge-petition-key-to-immigration-legislation.html

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We don't hate people here in America, in fact quite the opposite. But the fact is, we and generations behind us worked hard, sacrificed with sweat and blood and fought wars to hold what we built. It's NOT FAIR that anyone gives away our treasures and the freedoms we hold dear. Get in line damn it! That's more than fair.

Posted by: Jerry May | Jun 14, 2018 10:50:24 AM

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