July 1, 2013

  • CHN: Comprehensive Immigration Reform Passes the Senate, Now It’s the House’s Turn

    On June 27, the Senate overwhelmingly passed the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act (S. 744), with a bi-partisan 68 – 32 vote. All 52 Democrats, both Independents and 14 Republicans [Alexander (TN), Ayotte (NH), Chiesa (NJ), Collins (ME), Corker (TN), Flake (AZ), Graham (SC), Hatch (UT), Heller (NV), Hoeven (ND), Kirk (IL), McCain (AZ), Murkowski (AK), and Rubio (FL)] voted for passage. Read More »

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  • CHN: Farm Bill Fails on House Floor – What’s Next?

    On Thursday June 20, the House rejected a 5-year farm bill on the floor for the first time in forty years. The bill (H.R. 1947) was defeated by a vote of 195-234 with only 24 Democrats voting in favor and a notable 62 Republicans voting against it. The bill was defeated because of concerns over cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) on both sides of the aisle; Democrats voting no because they believed that the proposed cuts and restrictive amendments were too harsh and Republicans because they found the cuts too small. Read More »

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