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    House passes $694 million border bill

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    Washington (CNN) -- In a late-night vote after a bitterly partisan debate, the House of Representatives passed a $694 million border bill Friday, but the measure has no chance of becoming law.
    The vote was almost entirely on party lines, 223-189, with just one Democrat, Texas Rep. Henry Cuellar, voting for it. Four Republicans opposed the legislation.

    The bill proposes to give the Department of Homeland Security more than $400 million for additional border security and law enforcement measures. It would allocate more than $20 million to speed up the deportation process by accelerating the judicial process, and also would set aside millions for National Guard border efforts and temporary housing for unaccompanied minors, among other things.


    The measure that passed Friday also included a change to a 2008 anti-trafficking law to make it easier to send home the unaccompanied children from Central American countries.
    The Democratic-led Senate had already left Washington to start a five-week summer recess after it was unable to pass its own legislation to give President Barack Obama some of the money he's requested to address the massive influx of migrants at the nation's southwestern border.
    At a news conference Friday, President Barack Obama dismissed the House GOP measure as "a message bill" and vowed to veto if it came across his desk.
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    The message is contradictory - The President wants Congress to work and to pass a border bill. The bill that was passed on Friday however was not to his liking and he vows to veto it yet, by all indications it will never make it to his desk because the Senate was not available to receive the bill before it's five-week summer recess. The way government is supposed to work is the House bill be taken up by the Senate, changes are made and sent back to the House... that is done until a bill is compromised on and is sent to the President for signature into law. How can this process take place when one side is demonized, the other never takes up the bill and the President vows to veto it before it even gets to the Senate?
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: House passes $694 million border bill

    It's amazing just how much political hay can be made by passing bills that have zero chance of ever becoming law. Now, let's get busy and overturn Obamacare once again while suing the president for delaying the implementation of parts of it. That's the ticket.
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    Re: House passes $694 million border bill

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    House passes $694 million border bill - CNN.com

    The message is contradictory - The President wants Congress to work and to pass a border bill. The bill that was passed on Friday however was not to his liking and he vows to veto it yet, by all indications it will never make it to his desk because the Senate was not available to receive the bill before it's five-week summer recess. The way government is supposed to work is the House bill be taken up by the Senate, changes are made and sent back to the House... that is done until a bill is compromised on and is sent to the President for signature into law. How can this process take place when one side is demonized, the other never takes up the bill and the President vows to veto it before it even gets to the Senate?
    heck reid won't even allow the bill to come to the floor what are you talking about he will table this bill just like he has table the other 350 bills that have come from the house.

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    Re: House passes $694 million border bill

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    It's amazing just how much political hay can be made by passing bills that have zero chance of ever becoming law. Now, let's get busy and overturn Obamacare once again while suing the president for delaying the implementation of parts of it. That's the ticket.
    obama wanted a bill so the house sent him a bill. as usual obama cry's like a 2 year old because he can't get his way. that is exactly what it is.
    the bill has everything in that he wants except for the 3 billion dollars.

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    Re: House passes $694 million border bill

    Quote Originally Posted by ludin View Post
    obama wanted a bill so the house sent him a bill. as usual obama cry's like a 2 year old because he can't get his way. that is exactly what it is.
    the bill has everything in that he wants except for the 3 billion dollars.
    But the bill hasn't gone to the president and never will. It's simply another bit of political gamesmanship.
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    Re: House passes $694 million border bill

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    But the bill hasn't gone to the president and never will. It's simply another bit of political gamesmanship.
    then blame harry reid and obama.

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    Re: House passes $694 million border bill

    Quote Originally Posted by ludin View Post
    then blame harry reid and obama.
    Are they the ones who keep passing bills they know won't ever become law just to make political points? If so, then, indeed ... wait... the president doesn't make laws, that would be the Congress.

    So, back to business as usual. Let's once again overturn Obamacare while suing the president for not enforcing all of its provisions, then wonder why Congress' approval rating is in the single digits.
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    Re: House passes $694 million border bill

    our hyperpartisan duopoly system is not working. it's mostly about scoring points, and actual governance plays only a minimal role for the most part.

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    Re: House passes $694 million border bill

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Are they the ones who keep passing bills they know won't ever become law just to make political points? If so, then, indeed ... wait... the president doesn't make laws, that would be the Congress.

    So, back to business as usual. Let's once again overturn Obamacare while suing the president for not enforcing all of its provisions, then wonder why Congress' approval rating is in the single digits.
    they are the ones that won't pass any bill unless they agree with it. harry reid has tabled over 300 bills from the house alone. IE won't even put them up for debate.
    so yes they are to blame.

    the house passed a bill it is up to the senate to take that bill and debate it. add or take away then send it back to the house.

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    Re: House passes $694 million border bill

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    our hyperpartisan duopoly system is not working. it's mostly about scoring points, and actual governance plays only a minimal role for the most part.
    blame it on reid and obama. they refuse to pass or even allow any house bill to come to the floor to be voted on.

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