Today, the House of Representatives sent the White House a message after a veto-proof majority voted for passage of a bill that would increase screening procedures for refugees entering the U.S.:
House votes 289-137 to pass Syrian refugee screening bill. 47 dems joined with nearly all GOPs to pass the bill. Now goes to Senate.
— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) November 19, 2015
Senate Democrats are vowing to stop the bill in its tracks:
Senate Dems vow to block refugee bill https://t.co/LVfkkMsira
— Allahpundit (@allahpundit) November 19, 2015
Harry Reid and Dick Durbin are among the Democrat senators who have said they’ll oppose the House bill:
Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid (Nev.) says a House bill suspending the resettlement of Syrian refugees, slated for action Thursday, will not make it to President Obama’s desk.
Reid said at a press conference that Democrats will block the legislation that requires the secretary of Homeland Security to affirm to Congress that every refugee being admitted is not a security threat.
And Harry Reid calls Republicans “obstructionist”?
Over last few months, Sen Dems have filibustered funding for troops, vote on Iran deal & now refugee security bill. https://t.co/8IqgvY7fBW
— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) November 19, 2015
— JohnGilmore (@Shabbosgoy) November 19, 2015
Party of the people. https://t.co/0BTYMx7ghu
— Conor (@realdcm) November 19, 2015
This what makes no sense, O is in his last yr of legacy bldg, does he seriously what this to be his legacies! https://t.co/GDFiW38D21
— Leo J. Leon (@LeoJLeon) November 19, 2015
They obviously don't want to protect the people who voted them into office, Career enders! https://t.co/L9PNa9thdB
— Tori Hart (@ToriHart4) November 19, 2015
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