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June 18, 2013

Gang of 8 Rejects Border Fence Amendment

The Senate, by a 54-39 vote, rejected an amendment put forth by John Thune that called for the completion of a border fence between Mexico and the U.S.

Senators on Tuesday rejected building the 700 miles of double-tier border fencing Congress authorized just seven years ago, with a majority of the Senate saying they didnít want to delay granting illegal immigrants legal status while the fence was being built.

The 54-39 vote to reject the fence shows the core of the immigration deal is holding. The vote broke mostly along party lines, though five Republicans, including Sen. Marco Rubio and the rest of the billís authors, voted against the fence, and two Democrats voted for it

[Update] The five Republicans who voted against the Thune Amendment are Flake, McCain, Rubio, Murkowski, and Graham. Two Democrats voted for the Thune Amendment, they are Pryor and Manchin.


All I know is that nobody better tell this guy that the fence was voted down. He'll be pissed if he finds out.

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