House Passes Kates Law and Bill Defunding Sanctuary Cities…

The House of Representatives passed Kate’s Law a bill that increases penalties against deported illegal aliens who reenter the country illegally.  The bill is named for Kate Steinle who was murdered in San Francisco in 2015 by an illegal alien who was previously deported five times and convicted of seven felonies.

The passing of Kate’s Law followed passage of another bill that allows the federal government to strip so-called “sanctuary cities” of federal funding if they refuse to cooperate with federal officials on immigration enforcement. San Francisco, where Steinle was killed, is a self-proclaimed sanctuary city.

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328 Responses to House Passes Kates Law and Bill Defunding Sanctuary Cities…

  1. Pam says:

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    • Sylvia Avery says:

      Thanks for posting. Shame on Dave Reichert. I used to think he was an honorable man.

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    • Also (according to Twitter) Amash was also the only Republican to vote against Kate’s Law.

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      • benifranlkin says:

        He’s married to a Muslim and takes any anti-illegal alien law personally…real piece of work that guy…. needs to be primaried in 2018.

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        • Grandma Covfefe says:

          Oh, so…it is very very personal and not for the good of the country. Vote him out.

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        • F104 says:

          Isn’t he a muslim himself?

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        • kathycovfefe says:

          I don’t know about his wife, but HIS parents are Palestinian and Syrian — supposedly Christian.

          Born in Grand Rapids, and raised in Kentwood, Michigan, Amash is a second-generation Arab-American of Palestinian Christian and Syrian Greek Orthodox descent.[11] His father, Attallah, is a Palestinian business owner, whose family emigrated to the United States in 1956[12] through the sponsorship of a Christian pastor and his family. His mother, Mimi, is a Syrian immigrant to the United States.[13][14]

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        • “He’s married to a Muslim …”

          I happen to know both Justin and Kara Amash personally. Muslim she is not. (Both of them are practicing Greek Orthodox Christians, so far as I know.)

          Do you have any actual proof to back up your assertion?

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          • Grandma Covfefe says:

            Kevin, Since you personally know Justin Amash, can you ask him why he voted ‘No’ on both bills and share with us him response? We would really like to understand why…as I am not understanding the logic behind this. These bills is about American safety, not about other countries safety.

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            • I’ll ask, but I can just about guarantee you that the reasoning will be very libertarian in logic. Remember that libertarians are notoriously soft on border security, as well as on military and veterans’ issues.

              I am truly grateful that I live in the part of Kent County, Michigan, that is in Michigan’s 2nd Congressional District. Bill Huizenga is a fantastic Congressman, who, very much unlike Justin Amash, can actually get stuff done.

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              • Marc says:

                Tell your buddy, Justin to cut the crap and back his President. He’s running around talking crap about the Commander in Chief like some teenage punk. Honestly, I think Rep. Amash has some skeletons in his closet he doesn’t want coming out, much like McCain and Speaker Ryan.

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                • Grandma Covfefe says:

                  Oh, I think you are onto something, Marc.

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                  • Marc says:

                    Paul Ryan and Ben Sasse were embroiled in the congressional page scandal years back. There’s a connection to child abuse someone in there, especially judging by how Sasse reacted on Twitter when confronted about it(literally dropped off twitter for several days). McCain is afraid Trump will call him out as the Songbird traitor he is, and most other NeverTrumpers are just doing the bidding of the multinational corps. that make them rich.

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                • mimbler says:

                  Oddly, Amash is a supporter of McCain,
                  Mike

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                • setup2100 says:

                  They ALL have skeletons in their closet. Just have to bring them OUT. DC is the most corrupt place in the country and everyone is doing something weather it be DRUGS, Affairs with boys, girls or both, Affairs with staff members ‘etc” . Affairs with each other, Especially the holy than thou art crowd. They are the worse. If one hired a PI for their congressperson or Senator for 6 months they would be amazed what they would find out about the Honorable men and women we elect to represent us, other than politics.

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              • Grandma Covfefe says:

                Thank you, Kevin. I just noticed Amash response below as well as yours. We have too many Libertarians here in Calif and I know what you mean. I call them a tad bit too self-righteous and I have seen them break their own party beliefs in their personal lives. Most of Libertarians are really hypocrites. It is just an excuse to be able to float between two parties to benefit themselves.

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              • Wend says:

                Makes sense. Libertarian immigration views drove me out of the party (I was registered for many years). The unquestioning worship of the “free” market and “free” trade close behind.

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            • F104 says:

              No offense, but this is why you don’t want to live in Michigan. The government gave the kids pills that deleted their common sense in school.

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          • Since you know him, could you ask him to pry his head out of his a$$ and vote our President”s agenda?

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          • scslayer says:

            Proof? He voted against the bill?!??

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          • Kristin says:

            Since you can vouch for him ask him about the safety of our country.

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            • That depends entirely upon what you mean by “vouch for,” Kristin:

              I can vouch that Justin Amash’s parents (whom I’ve met exactly once), are in fact very much legal immigrants. I can also vouch that Congressman Amash is in fact a natural-born citizen of the United States (having been born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and raised in Kentwood, Michigan), and that he is, to the best of my knowledge, a faithful practicing Greek Orthodox Christian (as is his wife, Kara).

              In addition to all of that, I can vouch for a great deal more, both professionally and personally. However, as I’ve said before, Justin’s key weakness is that he’s a libertarian at his core, which is why he’s soft on border and military issues.

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      • vfm#7634 says:

        Amash the Ass needs to go. Now.

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        • I will say this much, he has been a sorry disappointment to the tea party movement that leveraged his election back in 2010. However, in order to successfully primary him, the challenger needs to be well-funded, and have unimpeachable credibility with the veterans’ community in Michigan’s 3rd District. (Justin’s glaring weak spot is on military and veterans’ issues.)

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        • AndrewJackson says:

          I remember helping fund this guy, backing him because he was a Ron Paul Republican. Well I will be damned if Ron Paul ever said to not enforce our borders. I would support any pro trump candidate who wanted to unseat this disaster.

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      • H. Hoover says:

        Amash has got to go next cycle, RNC needs to get busy, call the RNC now demand a primary opponent.

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        • Actually, you’ll want to reach out to the Michigan Republican Party, not the RNC. I do know, however, that Ron Weiser, the current chairman of the MIGOP, takes a very “hands off” approach when it comes to primaries. Both the challenged and the challenger are on their own, see you in August.

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    • PatPiano says:

      I saw Ros-Lehtinen voting yes on the bill!

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    • decisiontime16 says:

      Very disappointing. Disgrace.

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    • Landslide says:

      7 fools. Which part of illegal do they not understand?

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    • Tegan says:

      Someone needs to ask them to respond publically why they voted no.

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      • Grandma Covfefe says:

        They need to publicly tell their reasons for their noes to the presence of the Angel families on LIVE. Shame on them.

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        • Rebcalintx says:

          Grandma, one of the angel family members stated that whoever was against this bill would have blood on their hands if another person loses their life by an illegal.

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          • Grandma Covfefe says:

            I agree. Frankly these Congresspeople don’t really even care if they have blood on their hands. They’d just wipe it off and move on. Cold Fish. No Brain or heart.

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          • Yippeekiyay says:

            That is exactly what I was thinking, Rebcalintx. The Dem’s have a huge credibility and trust problem. 2018 will be an eye opener for them. We are ready to do our part in exposing them for the kind of people that they are. Anyone who would put the safety of others in danger because of their twisted ideology should not be in a position of power.
            Vote them out!

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          • Yes they do Rebcalintx.

            It is becoming very, very difficult for anyone to defend their pro-illegal immigrant causes now days.

            Especially now that we are hearing more form the Angel Families.

            These people that have lost their loved ones to criminals who should not have been in our country in the first place are heart breaking.

            Honestly, any Representative who voted against this bill has a lot to answer for.

            Their point of view is fast becoming very unpopular.

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          • NJF says:

            If????

            How about the Muslim girl from VA the other week?….the one where the media was salivating that it was an alt-right hate crime.

            When they finally figured out he was an illegal from El Salvador, the FSM dropped the story like a hot potato.

            It’s so darn inconvenient when 2 victim groups cause such a dilemma.

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    • Grandma Covfefe says:

      Boy, they sure voted like an illegal. Did anybody check to see if those 7 Repubs Noes are legal residents?! They will most likely vote no on any part of the Wall. Shame on them and shame on Amash voting No on both bills.

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    • Sayit2016 says:

      Repeat these names like a mantra…..Amash, Curbelo, Diaz-Balart, Donovan, KingNY, Reichert & Ros-Lehtinen.

      2018…..Cold Anger.

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      • Justin Amash is very much a libertarian-republican (similar to Ron Paul, whom he views as a standard to be emulated). One of the key weaknesses of libertarian philosophy is that they are chronically soft on both border issues and on military and veterans’ issues.

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        • Sayit2016 says:

          and apparently CRIME.

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        • Grandma Covfefe says:

          And for Justin Amash, it is too personal. Him being a second Gen, of immigrants, as you stated above, he doesn’t understand our national security problem. He isn’t looking out for the good of this country only. He’s looking out for his Family Tree.

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          • Marc says:

            As Ann Coulter has said, let someone who’s had family in America for at least 4 generations take up the immigration issues. If you’re parents or grandparents were immigrants to the US, you’re too personally involved to deal with the issue logically.

            Whenever you’re watching an immigration “debate” between Fox News talking heads, always remember that all of them are either immigrants themselves, the children of immigrants, or married to an immigrant. Every time. They’re biased by default.

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            • Grandma Covfefe says:

              Exactly! I had been saying 3 generation, but 4 sounds better. One restless evening before the 2016 Rep. primary, I started doing research on the Calif legislation to find out if they were anchor babies or even their parents were. I had difficulty tracking down about 85% of their background as they won’t declare their place of birth. Many won”t talk about their parents background. Big major red flag here. I have been anti-immigration for decades. Eight years ago I went against legal immigration, as well, because there were people here in So Cal helping illegal aliens become legal by illegal means. They gave seminars in a city not far from me and I was shocked.

              The problem I have with immigrants is, if parent and grandparents weren’t raised in our school system in order to study our American history and civic duty to our country, they really don’t get it. That is the key. Cramming a six week course and thinking that automatically makes an immigrant an American doesn’t do it. It is the nationalism pride and protectionism, developed over time and reinforced within a patriotic family and school on a daily basis. Patriotism comes natural with us. That’s what what makes us who we are.

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              • Good point Grandma Cofefe.

                Now we can all begin to understand the brilliance of the “birther clause ” ( natural born citizen) in the Presidential eligibility requirement.

                Our Founding Fathers really did have a few good ideas.

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              • F104 says:

                The government schools are not teaching US history.

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                • Grandma Covfefe says:

                  F104, you are correct, not now. But they did when I was in school eons ago (wink) and all the more reason why we have to throw out the liberal curriculum. Libs will fight tooth and nails to keep that from happening. Libs want to destroy us and the school system is one of the foundations to do just that. I understand Besty DeVos has to have security now. We are living in Revolutionary Times again.

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              • Ned says:

                They don’t teach proper history anymore. Common Core teaches OBAMA’S VIEW on U.S. history. It’t horrendously biased. Kids get political activist assignments like what’s a good jingle or snappy sound bite to be AGAINST guns and FOR gun control. Or make up a simple phrase for being pro choice on abortion or same sex marriage. I ma not exaggerating. They are conditioning kids to hate their country and have guilt over capitalism. It is Obama’s worldview on steroids.

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            • mikeyboo says:

              On this Ann Coulter is full of it. My parents were immigrants on both sides and I am absolutely with Pres Trump on this issue and so are many of my friends whose parents and/or grandparents were immigrants.

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              • mikeyboo says:

                correction: grandparents on both sides.

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              • Marc says:

                But you are not a politician nor are you paid by any advocacy groups to go on TV and sway public opinion. I’m not against immigrants but I am against those that feel they have a personal mission to push for amnesty and open borders due to having immigrant parents or spouses. Just look into the people you see on Fox News. You won’t here any of these so-called conservative voices outright say they want to reduce or halt legal immigration. It’s either because they’re barred from saying so or their hearts aren’t in it. But it’s what the country needs right now.

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                • Grandma Covfefe says:

                  Bingo!

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                • Grandma Covfefe says:

                  I hit the button too soon.
                  Those immigrantic (is that a word or did I just make that up?) politicians do not represent us at all–nor the immigrantic MSM.

                  [I’m laughing because of that word immigrantic, It looks good but I don’t think it is an legal word, more like an illegal word-lol]

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            • decisiontime16 says:

              My parents were immigrants from Germany. Legal of course. That makes me first generation born here. No better Americans than my parents.

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              • Marc says:

                Oh God. No one is slighting your immigrant parents. Please don’t try to virtue signal with me. I just wouldn’t want them making US immigration policy.

                It’s common sense that most immigrants and especially the children of immigrants would be much less likely to want a closed border policy and increased deportations than non-immigrant families.

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            • H. Hoover says:

              That counts out Trump?

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          • mimbler says:

            Unless he’s an idiot, he understands our national security problem, he’s just more loyal to tribe than to country,
            Mike

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          • decisiontime16 says:

            Did Amash’s parents come here legally or illegally?

            All of us or our ancestors were immigrants at one time aside from the native peoples.
            That’s not the issue! The issue is illegal border-busters breaking into a sovereign nation.
            Odd how so many get that confused mostly on purpose.

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        • Wend says:

          Ron Paul is his own man. He’s pro-life, unlike most Libertarians and pro-immigration control.

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        • Jimmy Jack says:

          Their ideas are sound in theory but not in practice – and they can’t seem to adjust for it.

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      • farmhand1927 says:

        Take names. Vote them out. These people cannot be trusted with our families’ safety.

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        • Remington..... says:

          Yes, farm….however, in the mean time, the clock is ticking. I suggest someone check offshore bank accounts.

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    • F104 says:

      Thank you Pam for posting. You can see who hates our country.

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    • Athena the Warrior says:

      Justin Amash’s “reasoning”

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      • He is the 2nd most transparent member of Congress . . . and apparently that includes transparent stupidity.

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      • Grandma Covfefe says:

        For a son of immigrants, that is easy for him to say and get away with that.

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      • Sherlock says:

        He needs to go back to grade school. What is he TALKING about!?

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        • The Boss says:

          He needs to go to a decent grade school period. So primary his utterly dumb ass out of office good people, so he can bone up on America.

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          • rashamon says:

            He can take a free course at Hillsdale College on his computer. Please! Do it, Justin, because you are misinterpreting a very important document!

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            • Remington..... says:

              Michigan….what is it about MICHIGAN. I SAW THE OTHER DAY WHERE THE Michigan coach, Jim Harbaugh, asked both Obama and his wife Mike to be honorary captains of the football team. I hope they go 0-76.

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      • ginaswo says:

        yeah except the protections of our Constitution do not extend to illegal invaders Amash you nimrod

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        • Really ginaswo, my thoughts exactly.

          Has he read OUR constitution, or is he talking about some other one.

          Posters upthread indicate his parents were immigrants.

          What a chucklehead.

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          • Grandma Covfefe says:

            Exactly and I’m this close to saying he should just pack up and go back to his family homeland. He doesn’t belong here if he doesn’t feel this way about our national safety. Shame on him.

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            • Years ago immigrants were grateful for what America could do for them and their families.

              Now so many of them elected to congress seem to be smug and carry a Mr Smarty Pants Attitude.

              Telling all of us how things are and are going to be.

              We really need to knock them down a few pegs, as my Dad use to say.

              At least until they “learn some respect”

              Another thing my Dad use to say.

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              • Grandma Covfefe says:

                The immigrants way back were wonderful people. They came in legally, assimilated beautifully and loved our country. These days the immigrants are a very different breed, strutting around like they are entitled to everything here, and bringing their third-world life-style and attitude. You’re correct. They act like they know more what is better for us!! Your Dad and mine would have gotten along famously!

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        • For all of Justin’s supposed constitutionalism, he’s been caught multiple times voting precisely counter to the constitution (particularly on border security and military & veterans issues).

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      • farmhand1927 says:

        Justin, I will always defend my family’s safety. Stay on your libertarian high horse and ride it to find another line of work.

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      • All American Snowflake says:

        Amash is defending our Constitution for foreign criminals? Send them home to get defense from their own cultural Constitution.

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    • Sherlock says:

      Peter King? Gutless phony.

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    • helix35 says:

      That’s just pure lawlessness. Who do they think they are, Democrats?

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    • Covfefe-USA says:

      Really surprised at King.

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    • Texian says:

      There is the list of “Republican” Traitors that want you murdered.. take note..

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    • Wayne says:

      These seven have to go

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    • Billy Dunn says:

      These people care nothing about the safety of AMERICAN CITIZENS!

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    • G. Combs says:

      Amash – Lawyer, Representative for Michigan’s 3rd congressional district since 2011

      Carlos Luis Curbelo – Florida’s 26th congressional district since 2014 suports GoreBull Warming

      Mario Rafael Díaz-Balart represented a district in the Miami area since 2003.

      Donovan – another Lawyer and only Republican representing New York City in Congress

      KingNY – 73 yrs old Representative for New York’s 2nd congressional district.

      Reichert – Washington’s 8th Congressional District. (age 66)

      Ros-Lehtinen – first Cuban-American elected to Congressional District in South Florida and says she is quitting at end of her term.

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    • vincent cuomo says:

      It would really be nice if the trashy never Trumper Republicans backed Trump on this; I am really angry at King who comes from Long Island where MS13 gang is terrorizing the area.

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  2. MK Wood says:

    Time to ramp up the pressure on the Senate critters.

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    • Floridagal says:

      I was listening this morning to Greg Jarrett from Fox News who said the bills will not pass the Senate. I don’t know if that’s true but my understanding is they new need 60 votes and there are not 60 votes . Was disappointed when I heard that. If anyone knows anything different, please advise.

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      • Floridagal says:

        Sorry typo. No “new”

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      • benifranlkin says:

        Democrats voted for the House bills…maybe there is hope. Why can’t we do it with a 51 majority in the Senate?

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        • It’s Senate rule 22, requiring 60 votes (3/5 of the members) to cease debate and end filibusters over proposed laws. The Senate has a long tradition of allowing unlimited debate before voting on a bill, unless a substantial majority vote to cease discussion, which is called “cloture”. (This law was previously introduced in the Senate in 2015, and it failed to reach cloture on a 55-42 vote.)

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          • vincent cuomo says:

            McConnell can do the nuclear option; screw the filibuster; remember, a year ago the liberal media said the Filibuster was archaic.

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            • Of course he “could”, but it isn’t any easier or more likely than it is for SCOTUS to act against legal precedents in a case. I was explaining (for purposes of clarification) why he had not. Rule 22 is still in effect, and they would even need 60 votes to CHANGE the rule to a simple majority.

              Some background:
              On March 8, 1917, in a specially called session of the 65th Congress, the Senate agreed to a rule that essentially preserved its tradition of unlimited debate. The rule required a two-thirds majority to end debate and permitted each member to speak for an additional hour after that before voting on final passage. Over the next 46 years, the Senate managed to invoke cloture on only five occasions.

              The sole change to the cloture rule since 1917 was to reduce the 2/3 requirement (64) to 3/5 (60) of the members. This happened in 1975, when the Democrats had a post-Watergate 61-seat majority in the Senate. Under the current smaller majority, it’s very unlikely. McConnell would need Democrat votes to do it. It’s not exactly a cooperative atmosphere right now.

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          • Right, and keep in mind that, once Rule XXII cloture has been invoked, ripened, and failed, all either Mitch McConnell or Orrin Hatch need to do is rigidly enforce the two-speech rule in Rule XIX (paragraph 1a). Once that’s exhausted, the question can then be called, and only a majority vote is required for passage.

            I mention Orrin Hatch because he, as the President Pro Tempore of the Senate, is actually the person in charge . . . and I really do wish that he’d do so once in awhile.

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        • F104 says:

          It will all pass like we said last night. The only traitors who voted for it are the ones who think they have enough traitors or idiots in their district to stay in office. The Senate is obviously the entire state so it will make it harder for them to vote against it. The muslim is from a high muslim district which is why he voted for it. King has a bunch of shot yourself in the head voters in New York which is why Trump did not carry New York. Duh!!

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        • Marc says:

          John “Songbird” McShame, Randlet Paul, Mike “Mormon Mafia” Lee, and Ben “Hide the Kids” Sasse will vote against it. Just watch.

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    • Dora says:

      They are talking about it now on FOX. The bill in the senate will need 60 votes. Schumer promises that no dims will vote for it. I am so angry!

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    • MK Wood says:

      If that is so then it is time to abolish the phony 60 vote “filibuster”. Just straight up 51 votes for everything except what is required by the Constitution.

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      • WRONG!!! Very bad idea!!! There are ways around the filibuster (notably the ‘two speech rule” once cloture has been invoked and rejected). The filibuster is a very important protection mechanism in our republic, and we really do need to stop eroding the intent of the Senate (which began with the ratification of Amendment XVII).

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        • Grandma Covfefe says:

          I agree, but it does get frustrating with most of us here watching these so called Repub playing games with us.

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          • This, unfortunately, is the messy part of reversing the inertia of decline. We’re going to have to resolve ourselves to not do further damage in the process of repairing the existing damage, and just learn how to be patient (as well as to become very clever when it comes to parliamentary maneuvering).

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            • Grandma Covfefe says:

              I agree. It will be interesting how it will play out in the Senate on July 10th. I don’t even know if McTurtle even has the two bills on his schedule for July 10th. They’re doing two confirmations that day.

              So voting for the two bills might be way too much work for the poor overworked Senators, who just getting back from recess. /sarc

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              • Yes. Unfortunately, both the senior and junior senators from the mitten are democrats.

                Gary Peters is at least a veteran, and does take military and veterans issues seriously. (The trick is convincing him that border security is part of this umbrella.)

                Debbie Stabenow is actually facing a primary challenge next year, but doesn’t seem to be taking it too seriously, and her history in the state legislature indicates that she’s pretty much going to vote in lockstep with Schumer.

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          • Remington..... says:

            Maybe because they really aren’t repubs, Grandma. They are uni party.

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        • MK Wood says:

          No, actually I’m correct. The “60 vote filibuster” is a recent addition some time in the last couple decades. It needs to be eliminated.

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          • NO, NO, NO, NO, NO!!! There are ways around the filibuster, they just require some actual effort and patience.

            ERODING THE REPUBLIC AS A MEANS OF SAVING IT WILL BACKFIRE!!!

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            • booger71 says:

              The Founding Fathers put in the Constitution the instances that the Senate should have more than a simple majority to do certain things. Passing ordinary legislation is not one of them. Believe me, when the Dimms take back control of Congress, it will happen at some point, the majority leader at that time will suspend all rules to undo everything President Trump has accomplished. If the GOP doesn’t get their act together, suspend the rules, get President Trump’s agenda through, that day of Dimm control will happen much sooner.

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            • Warrior1 says:

              Really? Where do the founding fathers describe A 60 vote majority?

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              • According to a certain conversation between George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, the Federal Convention structured the Senate to serve as the “saucer” to the “teacup” of the House, that the Senate should be the deliberative body, to cool down the passions of the day. The Constitution allows the Senate to decide their own rules, but if you read James Madison’s Notes on the Debates in the Federal Convention of 1787, as well as The Federalist Papers, you’ll note that the intent is clear.

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            • JoAnn Leichliter says:

              The problem is that no one actually needs to filibuster–just say they will do so. Before the rules change, someone actually had to speak until he ran out of steam or was clotured. Senate business had to stop during a filibuster, obviously. This rather poor, obstructionist alternative makes every bill a hostage to the minority party, which can hardly be the intent of the founders.

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          • Grandma Covfefe says:

            Kevin is right. Think—if the party had been in reverse, there would be no America. This frustrating “60 vote filibuster” does keep us from sliding down the hole too fast. Patience rules the day. Yes, I know it is hard, frustrating. In the meantime we have to find replacements for these Congress-amoebas. That’s the hard part, but it needs to be done if we are going to get our country back to MAGA.

            This isn’t about President Trump. It is about WeThePeople and he has decided to join us.

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            • Warrior1 says:

              This rationale is the mcconnel, linda graham, john mccain argument. It is fundamentally undemocratic, especially when the democrats have no problem ignoring it when they want to. Only the Stupid Party honors this moronic rule.

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            • Billy Dunn says:

              I’m afraid it will take a shooting war to get our country back now. JMO

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          • Well, more than four decades. The 60-vote minimum, to stop a filibuster, has been in force since 1975 when the post-Watergate Democrats had a 61-vote majority in the Senate. Prior to that, the requirement was 64 votes, since 1917 when the cloture rule was passed during the Wilson administration.

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        • BigMamaTEA says:

          Actually kevinrexheine, the filibuster is a Senate rule, that’s was originally only used on occasion. The Constitution allows each chamber to concoct their own Rules.

          The “intent of the Senate” was eliminated with the 17th Amendment. The original intent was that the Senate represented the States.

          Interestingly the parliamentary procedure , the filibuster; literally means “talk it to death” in slang!!

          In roughly the last decade, Hairy Reid really started abusing it, and played TurtleHead like a fiddle.

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          • The thing is, as I research the Rules of the Senate (https://www.rules.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?p=RulesOfSenateHome), I note that Rule XXII covers cloture, which requires a three-fifths supermajority to enforce.

            I also note that, failing cloture, Rule XIX (paragraph 1a) specifies a two-speech rule, which allows every senator a maximum of two speeches after a cloture motion has ripened and failed. Once each senator has exhausted his two allowed speeches, (or informed the chair that he doesn’t wish to speak any further on the question), the question may be then called without the need for a cloture vote. As far as I can tell, once the question is actually called, a simple majority is needed for the question to prevail.

            So, the trick, then, to getting past the filibuster, is to actually and rigidly enforce the two-speech rule once the filibuster has actually been initiated. That means no recesses, no adjournments, nothing of the sort until everyone who wants to talk has had their two-speech say . . . period.

            The problem is that this requires some actual effort, which may be why McConnell and Hatch won’t actually do it.

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        • vincent cuomo says:

          There is nothing in the Constitution about a filibuster or rules regarding filibusters; the senate is free to adopt any rule they want regarding the manner of debate; you can see article I section 5; however Sanctuary cities violate the Constitution Article ! section 8 and article VI. Congress really does not need to pass these laws; the politicians of these states should be placed under arrest by the Federal Government for violating Federal law

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    • fleporeblog says:

      All I am asking is for them to hold the vote on both bills. There is a good chance it will not reach the 60 vote requirement. I am okay if god forbid that happens! 80% of Americans are on our President’s side with these issues. Even the most liberal state is sick and tired of illegals.

      https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2017/01/18/california-poll-would-deportations-make-state-better-off-44-worse-off-39/

      From the article linked above:

      Emphasizing, these are poll results exclusive to California. 1,700 Californians polled:

      ♦ […] On Trump’s plan to suspend immigration from countries with links to terrorism, a plurality of California voters, 42 percent, said it would make California “better off.” That compares to 35 percent who said “worse off,” and 23 percent who had no view.

      ♦ Regarding the effects of Trump’s promise to deport illegal immigrants, 44 percent said it would make California “better off,’’ 39 percent said worse off,’’ and 18 percent undecided, the poll showed.

      We ABSOLUTELY will win races based on this vote in 2018, 2020 and 2022!

      Here is some information pertaining to who is up for reelection in 2018. Please keep in mind that this is tremendously in OUR favor.

      Thirty-four of the 100 Senate seats are up for reelection.

      The Republicans will be defending just 9 seats, while the Democrats will be fighting for 23 — plus another 2 held by independents who caucus with Democrats.

      Democrats are expected to target the Senate seats in Nevada, Arizona, and Texas. The ONLY state we may lose is NV! We will win TX and AZ. The question for both of those states is who will be the Republican nominee. At the end of the day I believe it will be Ted Cruz in TX and Jeff DeWit. Both will win against the Democrat in November 2018.

      http://www.remingtonresearchgroup.com/pdf/111716_AZ_SENATE_GOP_PRIMARY.pdf

      From the article linked above:

      Q: If the candidates in the 2018 Republican Primary Election for United States Senate were Jeff Flake and Jeff DeWit, for whom would you vote?

      Jeff Flake: 33%
      Jeff DeWit: 42%
      Undecided: 25%

      Republicans are expected to target Democratic-held seats in Indiana, Missouri, Montana, North Dakota, West Virginia, Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Michigan, all of which voted for Donald Trump in the 2016 election (identified below with **). Republicans will also likely target seats in Virginia, Maine, and New Jersey.

      Below are those Democrats and 1 Independent up for reelection in 2018 that were referenced in the paragraph above:

      **Florida: Bill Nelson (Won with 55% of the vote in 2012) (Running in 2018) Current age: 74

      **Indiana: Joe Donnelly (Won with 50% of the vote in 2012) (Running in 2018) Current age: 61

      **Michigan: Debbie Stabenow (Won with 59% of the vote in 2012) (Intent for 2018 unknown) Current age: 66

      **Missouri: Claire McCaskill (Won with 55% of the vote in 2012) (Running in 2018) Current age: 63

      **Montana: Jon Tester (Won by 49% of the vote in 2012) (Running in 2018) Current age: 60

      **North Dakota: Heidi Heitkamp (Won with 50% of the vote in 2012) (Intent for 2018 unknown) Current age: 61

      **Ohio: Sherrod Brown (Won with 51% of the vote in 2012) (Running in 2018) Current age: 64

      **Pennsylvania: Bob Casey Jr. (Won with 54% of the vote in 2012) (Running in 2018) Current age: 56

      New Jersey: Bob Menendez (Won with 59% of the vote in 2012) (Intent for 2018 unknown) Current age: 63

      Virginia: Tom Kaine (Won with 53% of the vote in 2012) (Running in 2018) Current age: 58

      **West Virginia: Joe Manchin (Won with 61% of the vote in 2012) (Running in 2018) Current age: 69

      **Wisconsin: Tammy Baldwin (Won with 51% of the vote in 2012) (Running in 2018) Current age: 54

      Maine: Angus King (Won with 53% of the vote in 2012) (Running in 2018) Current age: 72

      This gives us a GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY to come away from the 2018 Election with a filibuster proof majority in the Senate.

      Our President will campaign for 2018 the way he did for his own election. He will live in the 10 to 15 states we will flip!

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      • Rainy says:

        Good work.
        And we should be able to get at least 10 seats out of the 23, we have a great chance to make it to the full 60.
        Now if the rino’s would just turn their hearts back to the people and their beloved country and away from greed and betrayal the possibilities for good would be endess.

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      • Sherlock says:

        Excellent job!

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      • Your arguments are sound as usual, however the 60-vote rule is only to cease debate, fle. They have to do that BEFORE they can perform an up or down vote on the actual bills. If they don’t get 60 or more to agree to move forward, the process stops cold.

        At least the proposed laws will be openly discussed, and the pros / cons presented to the tiny portion of the public that follows the Congressional version of “reasoning”.

        (For those interested, the amount of debate allowed on each bill in the House is set by the Rules Committee. The Senate does not ordinarily pre-set debate limits.)

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        • fleporeblog says:

          Invisible Mikey thanks for that explanation! So there would never be a vote for the record? How come with the repeal having less than 60 allows a vote to move forward?

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          • They needed to open debate first. That’s as far into the process as the Senate got. Since McConnell did not even have a simple majority of votes to bring the bill to the floor to BEGIN debate, the filibuster process the Dem. Senators would have surely employed never came into play.

            If the GOP leadership can bribe or cajole a few more votes from either party soon, they will at least be able to talk about the bill on the floor.

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        • essential liberties says:

          So, if senators won’t even vote to allow a bill to go to an official vote, can’t that still be used against them, even if not an “official” vote? Honestly, I think it is worse! I believe it would be more damning for senators to stop a bill from even pushing forward into the real vote, especially bills like these. Any senator who doesn’t vote to pass cloture on a bill like this, heck any bill, DOUBLY demonstrates their complete lack of spine, and/or their complete corruption, for not even being willing to go officially on the record with their up/down vote. Utterly disgraceful!

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          • I agree with you. However, did you even know Kate’s Law had come up before? I didn’t until reading about this second try.

            That’s why they get away with it. Most voters don’t or can’t follow closely enough. I was still working in 2015. I hardly ever had time to concentrate on political news.

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      • Sunshine says:

        ‘No View’…How can this be?

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      • Thanks for the info and the numbers flepore.

        This is an issue the progressives can not win.

        It is a legal issue as well as an emotional issue.

        No American citizen should have their rights set aside by any city, county or state government in favor of an illegal immigrant.

        Especially if an illegal has committed more crimes in this country besides coming and going as they please.

        EVERYONE is more than fed up with the unbelievable amount of time, money and energy and phony rights the press and many elected officials at every level have bestowed on these illegals and it is time for it to stop.

        We now have a President who is on the side of the citizens and will help us put a stop to all of this.

        Surely the Senators can see this.

        Dragging their feet in any way will only enrage us more, and believe me they really don’t want to do that right now.

        If they know what is good for them.

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      • Tim Tarr says:

        It won’t be a surprise if Senator Manchin runs as R in ’18. Manchin is much more center right than a Democrat. They used to be called “Red Dog Democrats” now they are near extinct.

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      • Billy Dunn says:

        Just what we have come to expect from fleporeblog another excellent, informative post.
        Thank you

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  3. M33 says:

    As it should be!!

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  4. Pam says:

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    • Sylvia Avery says:

      Good grief, I am in shock!!! I can’t believe three of them actually voted yes for this!!!

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    • StrandedinCA says:

      Simply a show vote to take the pressure off. They are safe in knowing that this bill will never pass the Senate. They probably received permission from the Dems for the “yea” vote. I’m sure they are facing some pressure in their individual areas.

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      • Grandma Covfefe says:

        Exactly what we are seeing too. Congress is rigged. House and Senate is playing together to decide who’s gonna be Black/White hats guys.

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      • Ad rem says:

        I’m afraid so…

        It’s unlikely that Kate’s Law will make it to Trump’s desk this time around.

        http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/how-likely-is-it-that-kates-law-will-land-on-trumps-desk/article/2627480

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      • Martin says:

        Not if President Trump has anything to say about it.

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        • Sayit2016 says:

          Lets call these people out and have them PUBLICLY defend their stupid vote no…Lets see who has daughters and sons and ask them WHAT IF KATE WAS YOUR CHILD?

          Make them ANSWER. None of this vote and duck nonsense.

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        • Grandma Covfefe says:

          President Trump’s Twitter is powerful. This is the only reason why the Uni party and MSM is crying “foul” over the President’s Twitter. Cry babies don’t want Americans to know what is really going on.

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          • President Trump himself is powerful.

            I think these bills might just pass.

            But we need to do our part.

            Let our Senators know exactly how you feel.

            There are millions of us out here, tell them you are still here and still support President Trump.

            I don’t care what Justin Amash says, these bills are good laws.

            They do not conflict with anything in the Constitution.

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          • joanfoster says:

            Yes President Trump’s Twitter is powerful, but not if he is wasting it on Mika and Joe. Why bother with bottom feeders at MSNBC when you have an upcoming vote as critical as Kate’s Law and the end of Sanctuary cities.

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            • Grandma Covfefe says:

              I was taken aback when I read it yesterday. Then I realized he did it for a reason that we don’t know about. Something else is going on and it’s just another chess move. Just remember this twitter then we’ll be connecting the dots later. For now it’s a nothin’ burger, not worth getting worked up over it. Let the press get worked up. We have bigger things to do to MAGA.

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              • Sayit2016 says:

                How these people think they can just sling mug without the slightest reaction is a mystery….You dish… you get dished on….cause and effect if you will. ; )

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            • ECM says:

              He did it to get people to flock to his Twitter today, and then they saw all the tweets about those other topics, too–there is a method to the ‘madness’.

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              • joanfoster says:

                It doesn’t take an insult to get people to flock to his account. They flock already. Despite what you may think, the uncalled for insults are going to hurt him politically and based upon how poorly his agenda is going with healthcare, he needs all the political capital he can muster.

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            • Sayit2016 says:

              I do not see it him wasting anything…..I call it putting them in their place. A Tweet takes a few minutes I am sure he can work it into his schedule….He is able to do more than the 10 meetings he has a day….( as if that is not enough) .. Let the man communicate in a way that he prefers–

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              • joanfoster says:

                No one is trying to stop his tweeting. It’s the content. Going after Mika in the way he did makes him look like a 16 year old – not President of the US.

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                • Sayit2016 says:

                  well.. then maybe she should stop slamming him everyday….turn about is fair play….

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                  • joanfoster says:

                    You are right, Sayit, turn about is fair play in some cases, but not when you are President unless you simply want to look immature and petty.

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                  • Sayit2016 says:

                    I respectfully disagree….; ) but I hope you are having a great day !

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                  • joanfoster says:

                    I am having a great day making plans for the 4th of July.

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                  • Sayit2016 says:

                    Me too !!! Just was looking at the Strawberry Shortcake recipe I am going to make and making a grocery list for Baby Back ribs and Southern Boil ; ) The 4th is my favorite Holiday ! Have a great time with your family and friends ; )

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                  • joanfoster says:

                    Thank you. My favorite part of the 4th is going back in time and listening to Ray Charles sing America The Beautiful. No matter how many times I hear Ray sing his rendition, I never cease to feel the chills. God rest his soul. I’m all in for shortcake and ribs. Add an extra plate! What is Southern Boil? Is that shrimp, crab legs, etc. with potatoes? We call it a crab boil.

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                  • Sayit2016 says:

                    We call it Southern Boil ( Mama is from the South ) and yes, crab, scallion, lobster shrimp, corn and 3 color finger potatoes so fun and yummy and very very cold beer ; ) Come on by !

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    • Oldschool says:

      Pam, is that PA rep cartwright?

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    • Marc says:

      Despite Cuellar being Hispanic and a Democrat, he’s very strong on illegal immigration which is why he’ll keep winning elections in Texas.

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  5. Pam says:

    For those that didn’t see the tweet, the senate is now in recess until 7/10. That’s a week from this coming Monday.

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  6. fedback says:

    Kate’s Law, very moving

    Liked by 3 people

    • Sayit2016 says:

      A necessary law for an unnecessary death…….

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      • It is really too bad that we must pass these laws.

        If we were enforcing the border like we did when I was a kid none of these illegals would be here.

        I was raised about 15 miles from the Mexican border in a small Arizona farming community.

        We had absolutely no trouble with illegals or crime 40 years ago.

        The small agricultural town I was raise in is now over run with illegals and drug activity.

        It was a nice “Mayberry” type of town.

        Now it is full of gangbangers and illegal welfare anchor baby mothers.

        I am not sure that anyone living now there has a legitimate job.

        Or is a legal citizen.

        The open borders philosophy has really done a number on so many small towns in the southwestern part of the United States.

        It will take a long, long time to rebuild.

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  7. Guyver1 says:

    Yes! Yes!
    More winning!!!
    Maga!!!

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  8. Paul Killinger says:

    Wherever he is, wish Bill O’Reilly well and thank him for me!

    Liked by 8 people

  9. Pam says:

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  10. Wee2low says:

    Oh and look, the MSM had a stroke all day and covered a tweet. Like cats to a laser pointer. This must be getting boring for President Trump.

    WINNING_MAGA!!!!

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  11. Pam says:

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  12. Pam says:

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    • Grandma Covfefe says:

      here’s the second half–

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      • Wend says:

        Proud of our Dems who voted “yes”. Good for them.

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        • Grandma Covfefe says:

          The Dims who voted ‘Yes’ might have done it only because they’re in trouble back home. We’ll have to see what happens on July 10th. It shouldn’t the Senators take more than 1 hour to vote on both bills. Senators need to be put on notice—that we are not going to forget these two bills along with all other bills waiting on McTurtle’s desk just because the Senators are taking a long 4th of July recess-11 day recess!!! This whole Congressional Set-up is fishy.

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  13. nobaddog says:

    Once the train builds up some speed the establishment, globalists, democrats, rinos wont be able to stop it.

    Liked by 3 people

    • Lark says:

      It’s done. The war is over. The US republic with Trump leading the way won. It may have been a close run thing, but like the German’s last offensive, once ‘resistance’ collapsed, it was all over except for the crying.

      Feeling very relieved now; for so long (decades) it was a long running horror show. Trump gets 3 maybe 4 justices over the next 7.5 years, the left will be ‘literally’ decimated for generations.

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  14. First Last says:

    Begs the question: Why are deported aliens reentering the country in the first place? So are we still tolerating illegal aliens so long as they don’t get caught? And why isn’t there a program in place that ensures US business owners never employ illegal aliens? See? This is where the Trump admin has gone limp!!! It’s obvious.

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    • First Last says:

      No one wants to talk about stuff like this. Unfortunately.

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    • dutzie60 says:

      {{{{{WHOP}}}}} HEAD {{{{{WHOP}}}}}

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    • Wend says:

      I worked for the INS for about a year and my best girlfriend is an immigration lawyer. You have no idea what Trump and company are up against. To have a President who dares to speak and act on this issue is revolutionary. The journey of a thousand miles…

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      • Grandma Covfefe says:

        That’s exactly what it feels like in California. Layers and layer of corruption in the illegal alien movement. The defining line of citizens and illegals have gotten very very muddy-scary. Sac is trying to equalize all of us here. Very daunting to clean the illegals out. But it will get done some day after we change up this rigged Congress.

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  15. David says:

    Great Victory Today! It feels good.

    Liked by 1 person

  16. Publius2016 says:

    While the MSM cries about fake people and fake news, the real people want protection and action. President Trump takes the hits to provide as much cover for Congress to act! Remember, this is about MAGA and America First! No to sanctuary cities and no to illegals acting like our laws don’t apply: deal with it buttercups!

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  17. Just Curious says:

    Perhaps. Donald Trump can get his FBI Director appointed during the recess, but I doubt it since our president has too much character and morale unlike the last one who managed to destroy much of our country and now our president is trying to fix the messes without much help from the GOP Senate and Congress. It is sad but it is true,,,,

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  18. MOA says:

    Ok. But Kate’s is just cosmetics.
    There is but one way to regain national integrity.
    PTrump knows what must be built.

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  19. rf121 says:

    Pretty much a party line vote in the House. Will be in the Senate so dead on arrival.

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  20. Gil says:

    Good half win here. I want the senate to do their job. If the libs are scared, Ad Rem and the other mods best get ready for the trolls!

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    • rf121 says:

      I better get out of troll mode then. When this gets to the Senate all the rino’s will vote for it and all of a sudden the democrats are going to cooperate too and it is going to pass. Oh joy!

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    • MIKE says:

      Make them vote and get ’em on record for 2018 and beyond elections. Eventually Trumpians will separate the wheat from chaff. Trump train firebox is and will be red hot for a while.

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  21. AmericaFirst says:

    This legislation is really a bellwether: Either we still have a country or we don’t.

    I keep hoping that we do.

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    • BigMamaTEA says:

      Oh, AmericaFirst, WE still have a country. The question is will We the People have to reboot this government, and institute our original Constitutional Republic.

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  22. Martin says:

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  23. Pam says:

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  24. Brian L says:

    Love that picture in the article. Pence looks happy, Ryan looks constipated.

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  25. Pam says:

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  26. Pam says:

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  27. Sandra-VA says:

    I am really happy that both these bills passed the House, but let us not kid ourselves, there will be a party line vote in the Senate and neither will get 6 votes. Sad, but true…

    One good thing as that we now see who really needs to be primaried for 2018 (Amash being one of them!).

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    • Sandra-VA says:

      oopps… my zero key keeps getting stuck

      *60 votes not 6.

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    • Be aware that the backchannel word I’m getting is that Amash’s two biggest local bankrollers (a former ambassador by the name of Secchia, and a married couple by the name of DeVos) are quietly seeking a primary alternative.

      Secchia is a USMC veteran, and absolutely detests Amash’s libertarian squishiness on borders and military & veterans issues. The DeVoses are a bit more tolerant, but I’m informed that Amash attacked Betsy, using Twitter, during her confirmation hearings.

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      • kevinrex, Amash’s backers are very smart.

        This vote was actually a very easy one.

        Legally and as far as how all of Amash’s voters felt about this was a no brainer.

        Amash made a huge, huge mistake here.

        I wonder if some other “no voter” Representative backers are checking out alternative candidates?

        Hopefully their choices will be a little more red, white and blue American through and through.

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  28. Oldschool says:

    I am not doing any happy dance here. IMO, this is an orchestrated vote. Cartwright (dem PA) voted yes. I am in his district in Northampton PA. We went red for Trump, helping him win PA. First time in I don’t know how long we went red. I can assure you Cartwright is a leftie and is afraid of losing his seat. I bet my house he was given permission to vote yes to save his seat. These bills are dead in the senate. I pray I am wrong.

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    • F104 says:

      It will pass. It’s either that or get a job.

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    • Grandma Covfefe says:

      Do research on him . If you have proof his today’s vote was unusual, then you”ll have info to share with others, esp those sitting on the fence, to not vote for him, regardless of his claims of voting for this bill today. Good luck-I pray you can find a Trump Supporter to run against Cartwright.

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    • BigMamaTEA says:

      Oldschool, well then, maybe next week after the 4th (for their emails and voicemails) and then more phone calls starting on the 10th, we all should blast DC. (ps they hate it when the phones are constantly ringing up there!! )

      I see your D -Senator there Casey is up for relection in 2018.

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  29. Katie says:

    I usually love Lou, but I had to turn him off tonight; too depressing. He is saying there is no way these two bills will pass the Senate and they’re already dead. Mitch is useless and I just got so down tonight, listening to all of this. No one except President Trump really fights for us and it’s exhausting on my side. I can’t imagine how President Trump feels day in and day out.

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    • F104 says:

      Maybe I am off but it will be a blood letting for the ones who don’t, which is good to. Can you imagine the commercials against them?

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      • mimbler says:

        Absolutely true, but mitch has a habit of not holding votes he won’t win (which usually means votes he doesn’t want to win). He should certainly hold the vote to make people accountable, but I’m not holding my breath,
        Mike

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      • Grandma Covfefe says:

        Can the Angel Families go into the Senate room balcony to observe the voting of the 2 bills? They can hoot and holler at them-Ha! I’d love to see that.

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    • Remington..... says:

      Well,to me, there is me anything inconsistent with what Lou said today.

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  30. Sunshine says:

    BRAVO. Mucho BRAVO !!
    This goes to prove the people that voted against this Law are individuals without a SOUL and are only interested in re-election. BAD, very bad people.

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  31. Canoebuilder says:

    I have voted for Amash twice. I will not vote for him a third time.

    Liked by 3 people

    • Grandma Covfefe says:

      Try to find someone to run for this office. Kevin, above thread, said about having a hard time finding someone to replace Amash.

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    • A local former Ambassador (under Reagan) by the name of Secchia, and a local married couple by the name of DeVos, are looking for a credible primary challenger. The problem is actually finding one in Michigan’s 3rd District (which includes the entirety of Calhoun, Barry, and Ionia counties, as well as most of Kent County, and a single township in Montcalm County).

      The only credible challengers that come to mind are a term-limited lieutenant governor (who’s preoccupied with a very necessary initiated amendment to the state constitution, see: http://rightmi.com/ad-hoc-ad-interim/), and a pair of term-limited state senators, neither of whom have said anything publicly.

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  32. kimosaabe says:

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  33. citizen817 says:

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    • F104 says:

      This is what I mean folks. You can bet that challengers are going to eat the lunch of these traitors that voted for criminals over Americans. I believe that Trump will make the difference. Showing up in some district with a woman like this asking why their rep voted to kill her kid. Just sayin!

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  34. GSR says:

    outstanding!
    More please….. I want to win more! Cut all immigration, please!

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  35. carterzest says:

    Meanwhile, while the MSM ponders the political and societal ramifications of Trumps latest tweet….more #WINNING

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  36. MAGADJT says:

    So does the sanctuary cities bill have any shot in the Senate? If that many Republicans defected in the House, I can’t imagine we can get enough people with a spine to vote for it in the Senate?

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  37. leebelieu says:

    Is it true this needs 60 in the Senate? I assumed no but seek an answer. Thanks!I

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  38. Watcher says:

    Remember this in 2015.
    Harry Reid Blocks Kate’s Law
    by CAROLINE MAY4 Nov 2015325
    Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid (R-NV) blocked legislation Wednesday increasing the penalty for illegal immigrants who return to the U.S. after a deportation, also known as Kate’s Law.

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  39. Jay says:

    Awesome, more WINNING! For those that did not vote for these bills, hopefully another better/MAGA candidate will beat these mofo’s. BTW, there is no “vote them out” choice on the ballot!

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  40. Remember Jamiel Shaw, Jr.

    His father backed Trump from the earliest days of the campaign. Our President has not forgotten him since he’s been in office. Our country has never faced more existential problems than we are facing now. But we have a President who is sober, honest, clean, loyal, dedicated, religious, and who is keeping his word to every single one of us. With God’s help, we will prevail.

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  41. mailmannz says:

    I highly doubt this will get through the Senate for the simple reason that the bills help protect ordinary American citizens and that there is nothing in this to enrich Senators.

    You guys need to primary these swamp rats out and replace them with Senators more concerned with the health and well being of American citizens than their own pockets and self interest groups.

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  42. amr632 says:

    The 60 vote threshold in the Senate may doom these two bills. Kate’s Law failed before due to lack of Democrat’s support. If they do, the party of death by illegals is the Democrats. Remember the stat that 2008-2014, illegals killed 2993 people in conservative TX alone.

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  43. Kent says:

    Wow….talk about an inside out world…up is down and down is up and sideways is straight ahead…??????????

    “A man from El Salvador in the U.S. illegally who sued San Francisco after police turned him over to immigration authorities in violation of the city’s sanctuary law is set to be awarded $190,000, his attorney said Thursday.
    Pedro Figueroa-Zarceno, 33, reached the settlement agreement with the city attorney’s office, said Saira Hussain, a staff attorney at the Asian Law Caucus who represented Zarceno. The agreement must be approved by the Board of Supervisors.
    “It’s really important for San Francisco to remain a sanctuary city not in name only but also in practice,” Hussain told The San Francisco Examiner. “Our hope is that the department is going to look into this further and really examine the way that the department can do more.”
    Figueroa-Zarceno sued San Francisco in January for violating its sanctuary city law.”

    ,,,>..<,,,!

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  44. cubanita says:

    I was born in Cuba. I came here legally many years ago, and I am proudly a U.S. citizen. Diaz-Balart’s and Ros-Lehtinen’s votes anger and disgust me. How someone who lived through communist Cuba could be part of the swamp baffles me. They both should have retired last week.

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  45. Deb says:

    First chance I’ve had to read anything all day and it’s such wonderful news!

    God bless our lion, and God bless the USA!

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