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Old 12-16-2009, 11:57 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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The plot thickens. . .

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Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has privately told her politically vulnerable Democratic members that they will not vote on controversial bills in 2010 unless the Senate acts first.

The Speaker recently assured her freshman lawmakers and other vulnerable members of her caucus that a vote on immigration reform is not looming despite a renewed push from the White House and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus. The House will not move on the issue until the upper chamber passes a bill, Pelosi told the members.

Minutes before that press conference started, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) Chairman Chris Van Hollen (Md.) said that “the Speaker’s been very clear that the Senate would go first on an immigration bill.”

Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) has taken the immigration reform lead for Senate Democrats, but has repeatedly delayed the release of his bill. And while reform proponents believe that passage of a Senate bill would all but guarantee an immigration reform law, many see the upper chamber as being unable to forge a consensus on an issue more divisive than healthcare.
Speaker Pelosi to shield vulnerable members from controversial votes - TheHill.com
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Old 12-16-2009, 01:22 PM
 
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Interesting. It does seem that this is just a political stunt to appease the pro-illegals, likely to keep the support of the pro-illegal labor corporations also that of course benefit most of anyone with their limitless source of cheap labor. Of course to keep the American citizens in our place too -- letting us know how easily we can be replaced if we object to the current economy and high joblessness.
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Old 12-19-2009, 02:03 AM
 
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<<-- letting us know how easily we can be replaced >>

Perhaps it's time we let them know how easily they can be replaced.
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