National Key Votes
NOTE: THIS IS AN AMENDMENT TO A NON-BINDING CONCURRENT BUDGET RESOLUTION THAT SETS THE FUNDING LEVEL FOR DISCRETIONARY SPENDING. IT IS NOT SIGNED BY THE PRESIDENT AND THEREFORE DOES NOT HOLD THE WEIGHT OF LAW, BUT IS USED AS A GUIDE FOR CONGRESS AS IT PASSES THE ANNUAL APPROPRIATION AND OTHER BILLS.
March 13, 2008 (Key vote)
Title: Immigration Enforcement and Border Fence Amendment
Vote Smart's Synopsis:
Vote to adopt an amendment that allows the Chairman of the Senate Budget Committee to increase spending levels for certain border security and immigration enforcement programs.
Urges an expansion of the zero-tolerance prosecution policy for undocumented immigrants to all 20 border sectors.
Calls for the completion of 700 miles of pedestrian fencing along the border between the United States and Mexico.
Allows for the deployment of up to 6,000 National Guard members to the southern border of the United States.
Encourages the identification of undocumented immigrants for deportation that are currently in the United States prison system.
States that any spending level changes cannot increase the federal deficit during the 2008 to 2013 timeframe or the 2008 to 2018 timeframe.
March 12, 2008
Title: Immigration Enforcement and Border Fence Amendment Sponsors