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Brownback, Roberts opposed on immigration bill

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Here are today's headlines from the Kansas congressional delegation:Immigration[On the Cloture Motion (Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to Consider S.1639)][1] Sen. Sam Brownback voted yes; Sen. Pat Roberts voted no. A "yes" vote - the measure passed - meant the Senate's immigration bill can be brought to a final vote, possibly later this week.Rep. Dennis Moore (D) ![][2][(Insurance Journal) House Passes Uniform Surplus Lines Insurance Reform:][3] The U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 1065, the Nonadmitted and Reinsurance Reform Act of 2007, legislation that if enacted, will help increase the efficiency of the existing state-based insurance regulatory system, supporters say. ... "Non-admitted insurance reform is a pro-consumer piece of legislation," said Ginny Brown-Waite, R-Fla, who sponsored the bill. "H.R. 1065 makes it clear that the state where the policyholder resides should be the state that is in charge of regulation. : Simplifying and streamlining the insurance market will bring savings to consumers and companies doing business across state lines." ... H.R. 1065 was submitted by Reps. Dennis Moore, D-Kan., and Ginny Brown-Waite, R-Fla. Cosponsors included Financial Services Ranking Member Rep. Spencer Bachus, R-Ala., and Subcommittee on Capital Markets, Insurance and Government Sponsored Enterprises Chairman Paul Kanjorski, D-Pa. House Financial Services Chairman Barney Frank, D-Mass., and Deborah Pryce, R-Ohio, also assisted in passing the bill. [1]: http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=110&session=1&vote=00228 [2]: http://ljworld.com/specials/election04/primary/moore.jpg [3]: http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2007/06/26/81113.htm

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Ray Parker 6 years, 9 months ago

The U.S. Senate on Wednesday killed a Republican proposal to require all adult illegal immigrants to return to their country temporarily in order to qualify for permanent lawful status in this country, confirming all suspicions that the immigration reform bill is strictly about amnesty. Meanwhile, U.S. borders are not closed to terrorists or any other illegal immigrants, in spite of fences mandated in federal law but somehow, never built. I don't believe those who failed to comply with federal law ordering the fence were locked up, but border guards who shot dangerous, violent drug smugglers in defense of our national security sure got locked up. I smell a money trail there somewhere.

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Crossfire 6 years, 9 months ago

They were only voting on wheather or not to proceed to move the bill in to the process to vote on it in its present form or to hold on to it and makes changes to the bill before deciding to vote on it later or not and then if they need to reject it and send it back and change it some more so that by the time they are done with the bill it will do nothing or a completly different thing than it was originaly drafted to do. Brownie wants to vote on it now probably to vote nay. Robbie doesnot want to vote now as he wants changes made and will probably vote nay too. So are they opposed or only doing the little Texas two step in different direction before they doe-see-doe, bow and kiss each other.

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Jamesaust 6 years, 9 months ago

Yes. But THAT headline is "Senators oppose each other on immigration bill" or "Roberts opposes Brownback on immigration bill."

More importantly, the Brownback campaign is making it clear that he and Roberts do NOT disagree on the immigration bill itself. Neither at time plan to vote for it.

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jasonc_22 6 years, 9 months ago

The both voted differently, thus, they are opposed to each other on the immigration bill.

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Jamesaust 6 years, 9 months ago

"Brownback, Roberts opposed on immigration bill"

Too bad the story doesn't say that. How do the two vote differently yet are both "opposed"?

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