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Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Burr holds out hope for bill on immigration; Dole still opposed

He says changes could improve it; she won't budge

WASHINGTON (Winston-Salem Journal) -
North Carolina’s two U.S. senators, both Republicans, remain divided about the immigration bill that was resurrected in the Senate yesterday.

Sen. Richard Burr voted to proceed with debate, while Sen. Elizabeth Dole voted against it.

Burr said he believes that keeping the bill alive could lead to legislation for immigration reform that will satisfy him, while Dole said she believes that the bill is so flawed that it shouldn’t advance at all.

Whether the bill will pass in the Senate remains unclear. Most Republicans are opposed to it, as are several Democrats. The bill got more than the 60 votes needed to proceed yesterday, but that does not ensure that it will advance.


Anonymous J.M. Turpin said...

I think Burr has sold out. He has his eye on VP with McCain which isn't going to happen.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007 12:57:00 PM  

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