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Senate Passes Bill with Funding for Border Security September 12, 2006

Posted by dsheen88 in MyComments, News and politics.
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“The Senate, on 9/7/06, passed by a 98-0 vote the Department of Defense Appropriations Act for 2007 (H.R. 5631)–a $469.7 billion defense spending measure that includes nearly $2 billion in emergency funding for border security measures. The border security funding was added to the bill on 8/2/06, by an amendment offered by Senators Jeff Sessions (R-AL) and Jon Kyl (R-AZ). Their amendment adds $1.829 billion for the construction of 370 miles of triple-layered fencing, and 500 miles of vehicle barriers along the southwest border…”

To many… the part about “construction of 370 mile of triple-layered fencing” is appalling…basically money wasted!  Most of us would agree that the Senate should spend more time and energy with the “immigration reform bill” rather then concentrating on this “flawed and enforcement-driven-only vehicle.” 

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