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August 28, 2014

On Immigration, Republicans Stick Together Against Democratic Move

The House minority’s efforts to take over the floor almost never succeed — and an effort Wednesday by Democrats to force an immigration overhaul onto the floor was no exception.

Democrats touted their efforts to vote against the “previous question” on an unrelated bill to try and force the issue — and highlight the GOP’s failure to act. But no Republicans voted with the Democrats. 

An immigration overhaul remains divisive among Republicans, as only 18 publicly support Speaker John A. Boehner’s immigration principles, according to CQ Roll Call’s whip count.

However, two Democrats voted to block blocking their colleagues’ effort to bring the immigration legislation, known as HR 15, to a vote.

Rep. Filemon Vela, a freshman Democrat from Texas, sided with Republicans. Vela’s district borders Mexico and he opposes the HR 15′s provision that links border security “metrics” to a pathway to citizenship.

Vela wote in a statement Wednesday: “The two issues are separate and should be addressed in separate legislation.” In July, Vela resigned from the Congressional Hispanic Caucus to protest the group’s support of the Senate immigration bill.

Rep. Mike McIntyre, D-N.C., who is not running for re-election, also voted with Republicans. McIntyre currently represents North Carolina’s 7th District, which is rated as Safe Republican by the Rothenberg Political Report/Roll Call.

  • Brenda Huddleston

    Thank you Republicans for finally sticking together. This is less about immigration reform and more about the Democrats trickery to change the way our government is supposed to operate. They just want to be able to blame the Republicans for something one more time before the elections. Rather than try to force a vote, why not work with each other for a better option for everyone.

    • alfie0077

      Watch the Rs fade in the stretch. The C party is now the strongest, and will prevail

      If you have the dogma, yes you can even talk to smoke, or invisible folks in the sky.

      The Vatican is having a hissy about the Constitution and equality to all. The Vatican cannot allow the Constitution to be the supreme document. They cannot destroy a nation if it has an educated populace.

      Pilosi is Catholic, Boehner is Catholic, Kerry is Catholic, Biden is Catholic. Paul Ryan is Catholic. Half R, and Half D.

      Hey, this is the entire top echelon of the USA.

      DO NOT VOTE FOR CATHOLICS

      There are supposedly “two” parties, R and D. There is a third party, and it is of equal numbers to the Rs and Ds, and it is the C party. (actually, the C party is winning because the Rs and Ds are fighting each other instead of supporting the Constitution). The Catholics are a third of congress and senate. They also have “god before nation” which is “Vatican before the USA.” They are joined across both parties At this moment, they have installed 5/9 in the SCOTUS. They are in lockstep and are keeping the borders open, and free debit cards to every illegal alien Catholic invading terrorist that comes to the USA. It is time the USA citizens recognize that the Vatican has destroyed every nation it kisses. The Cs in the elected offices of the USA are intent in making the USA just as failed as every nation south of the US border. The SCOTUS recently stated in a decision that Corporations are “people” and can put unlimited funds into politics. This opens the gates for more Catholics to be put into office. Vote the Cs out of office and save the nation. Is this profiling, NO, it is just the evidence “beyond a reasonable doubt”.

      The Vatican is the largest “corporation” on earth. The amount “contributed” to candidates that are “good Catholics” is out of sight.

      Reposted and hope you do the same

      Caution: Catholics live in a haystack of failure and will seek the needle of success which they think refutes all the above. Failure is failure, and they will unsuccessfully deny it.

  • Santiago Alemedia

    Glad to see Republicans standing their ground on this. Better to take the time to do it right, not have some special interest package shoved through.

    • alfie0077

      Not to worry, they will fade. Boehner is Catholic and will do the “correct” thing for the Vatican.

      The thing that was stated in this article was Repub, and Demo. The third party now has complete control of the USA. This is the C party represented by the foreign hostile nation next to Rome. There are a few more C/Ds than C/Rs. Together they join together to make a vote “bipartisan”. Thus, the Rs fight the Ds, and the Cs hold hands and get all the passage of bills favorable to the hostile nation that is next to Rome. Thus, now there are 5/9 on the SCOTUS that are of the C ilk. Bills are being passed such as bommacare that take care of free healthcare to every one of the 50 million illegal aliens that are of the same “thinking” folks that are represented in congress. Vote all the folks out of congress that have “god before nation” which translates to “Vatican hostile nation before the USA.”

  • papal

    So there was bi-partisan opposition to another Pelosi move. The Pelosi”s dog and pony show is going nowhere and they know it, the dems just hope to get some traction off the waste of time maneuver.

    • alfie0077

      Bipartisan means that the Catholics stuck together and screwed the USA again.

      If you have the dogma, yes you can even talk to smoke, or invisible folks in the sky.

      The Vatican is having a hissy about the Constitution and equality to all. The Vatican cannot allow the Constitution to be the supreme document. They cannot destroy a nation if it has an educated populace.

      Pilosi is Catholic, Boehner is Catholic, Kerry is Catholic, Biden is Catholic. Paul Ryan is Catholic. Half R, and Half D.

      Hey, this is the entire top echelon of the USA.

      DO NOT VOTE FOR CATHOLICS

      There are supposedly “two” parties, R and D. There is a third party, and it is of equal numbers to the Rs and Ds, and it is the C party. (actually, the C party is winning because the Rs and Ds are fighting each other instead of supporting the Constitution). The Catholics are a third of congress and senate. They also have “god before nation” which is “Vatican before the USA.” They are joined across both parties At this moment, they have installed 5/9 in the SCOTUS. They are in lockstep and are keeping the borders open, and free debit cards to every illegal alien Catholic invading terrorist that comes to the USA. It is time the USA citizens recognize that the Vatican has destroyed every nation it kisses. The Cs in the elected offices of the USA are intent in making the USA just as failed as every nation south of the US border. The SCOTUS recently stated in a decision that Corporations are “people” and can put unlimited funds into politics. This opens the gates for more Catholics to be put into office. Vote the Cs out of office and save the nation. Is this profiling, NO, it is just the evidence “beyond a reasonable doubt”.

      The Vatican is the largest “corporation” on earth. The amount “contributed” to candidates that are “good Catholics” is out of sight.

      Reposted and hope you do the same

      Caution: Catholics live in a haystack of failure and will seek the needle of success which they think refutes all the above. Failure is failure, and they will unsuccessfully deny it.

  • Peeta Mellark

    In this YouTube video, a friend describes navy-yard shooter Aaron Alexis as a liberal and supporter of Hussein Obama: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yPokJwuaTNQ&feature=youtu.be&t=50s

  • alfie0077

    The thing that was stated in this article was Repub, and Demo. The third party now has complete control of the USA. This is the C party represented by the foreign hostile nation next to Rome. There are a few more C/Ds than C/Rs. Together they join together to make a vote “bipartisan”. Thus, the Rs fight the Ds, and the Cs hold hands and get all the passage of bills favorable to the hostile nation that is next to Rome. Thus, now there are 5/9 on the SCOTUS that are of the C ilk. Bills are being passed such as bommacare that take care of free healthcare to every one of the 50 million illegal aliens that are of the same “thinking” folks that are represented in congress. Vote all the folks out of congress that have “god before nation” which translates to “Vatican hostile nation before the USA.”

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