Democrats Mount Last-Ditch Push of Costly DREAM Act

December 6, 2010 08:51

Apparently undeterred by Friday’s 9.8 percent unemployment shocker, Democrats in both the House and the Senate say they will push for floor votes this week on a DREAM Act that opponents warn will add untold billions to the federal deficit.

In another blatant act of defiance of the will of the American people, Harry Reid and his lame duck Dems plan to push the nightmare Dream Act instead of working on taxes, the economy and jobs. Call your senators and congressmen 202-224-3121 ~ Editor

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Asked whether he had the 60 votes needed to invoke cloture and shut off debate on the bill, Durbin hedged: “I’m working on it, talking to members.”

House Democrats, meanwhile, are launching their own plans this week for the DREAM Act legislation.

Several blue dog Democrats in the House say they will oppose the measure, which provides a pathway to citizenship for young undocumented workers who either attend college or serve in the military.

The White House is urging Congress to pass the bill.

Between 2021 and 2061, according to CBO estimates, the act would increase projected deficits by $5 billion to $20 billion.

Republican senators object that Majority Leader Reid has introduced four versions of the DREAM Act, without convening hearings on any of them.
GOP Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama has written a letter to his fellow senators urging them to vote against the Act.


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