Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Democrats stand ground against GOP immigration amendments

Caroline Simon for Roll Call reports that Democrats in the U.S. Senate stuck together in votes last weekend to stop immigration amendments to the budget reconciliation bill, avoiding Republican efforts to capitalize on divisions in the Democratic party.

Republicans failed to attract any Democratic votes on an amendment to extend the Title 42 order.  "That helped ensure the final package could win the support of progressive Democrats, who had sworn to vote it down if Republican `poison pill' immigration amendments were added during the hourslong `vote-a-rama' process over the weekend."


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