Refugee bill stalls in Senate after battle over Trump amendment

by Jordain Carney
January 21, 2016

Senate Democrats on Wednesday blocked legislation from the House that would crack down on the resettlement of Syrian and Iraqi refugees in the United States.

The 55-43 vote came after Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) sought approval of a handful of amendments, including one on Donald Trump’s push to temporarily ban Muslims from entering the country.

Republicans ripped the attempt to link the bill to the GOP presidential candidate. Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn (R-Texas) called the effort “ridiculous” and said Democrats were trivializing the refugee issue “by bringing the circus to town on the floor of the Senate.”

27 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • Philo Dendron says:

    We in Texas need to make sure John Cornyn is NOT re-elected as is true of Harry Reid and several others. I am so sick of the RINOS and their manipulations. Doesn’t seem very Senatorial to imply that a presidential candidate is a circus clown.

  • Peatro Giorgio says:

    Let’s just say those dumbo Rats that voted against this bill shall see the end of their senate sits next year. Any Demo crate that put party first over national security even as the F.B.I. stated clearly They could not vet the refuges. Well Those dumbo rats shall lose their sits.

  • 2egypt says:

    All of these a$$holes should go to the middle east and listen to how these people hate us. They will come here to destroy us and the demoncrap party will hand our heads on a silver platter to them. Egypt has woke up to what these people are like and knows Obama is in with them. GOD HELP US

  • CharlieSeattle says:


    Lol, The RNC Member Committee Stands Firm …to Protect Obama


    By J.B. Williams | January 16, 2016

    At the opening of the January Republican National Committee meeting in Charleston South Carolina Wednesday, the RNC Resolutions Committee was forced to vote on a RNC Resolutionknown as the Agema Resolution, supporting the proper Impeachment of Barack Hussein Obama for his many crimes of treason, tyranny and treachery against the United States and the people.

    The nine member Resolutions Committee chaired by Carolyn McLarty of Oklahoma, voted unanimously to kill the Agema Resolution in committee, preventing the full body of the RNC from ever having a vote or voice on the measure in the full meeting scheduled for Friday January 15.

    Not one member of the RNC Resolutions Committee supported the Agema Resolution to impeach what is admittedly the most impeachable administration in U.S. history. Not even known acts of treason and tyranny by the Obama Administration, not the Iran deal, or even Obama’s recent unilateral gun grab EO (Executive Order) just a week ago, was enough to cause the leadership of the Republican Party to support a resolution on impeachment.

    The nine members of the RNC Resolutions Committee who blocked the measure from the full body are as follows…

    Carolyn McLarty (Oklahoma) Chair

    Melody Potter (West Virginia)

    Paul Reynolds (Alabama)

    Tamara Scott (Iowa)

    Steve Scheffler (Iowa)

    Pat Longo (Connecticut)

    John Frey (Connecticut)

    Rosie Tripp (New Mexico)

    Linda Acherman (California)

    Republicans were given the purse strings in 2010 and have not “defunded” anything since, not even Planned Parenthood. From 2009 through 2014, the Republican excuse for not impeaching Obama was “we don’t control the Senate” and “we will impeach if we get control of the Senate,” which the people gave them control of a year ago in the 2014 election cycle.

    Since 2014, the Republican excuse for not impeaching has been, “there is no public outcry for impeachment,” which is true, because Republicans had taken “impeachment off the table” under Boehner and McConnell, and clearly, it remains “off the table” under Paul Ryan, and certainly Priebus.

  • CharlieSeattle says:

    The U.S. government is mostly run by just five people: Barack Obama, Mitch McConnell, Harry Reid, Paul Ryan, and Nancy Pelosi.

    This past month, these five pushed through a horrible Omnibus spending bill to fund the government through next September.

    The bill amounts to a betrayal of American voters, especially on immigration matters.
    Where do I begin to condemn this? I’ll start with GOP House Speaker Paul Ryan.

    It didn’t take long for Ryan to break all his promises on immigration, did it?

    When he was running for Speaker two months ago, Ryan promised he would not bring up immigration bills that did not have the backing of a majority of Republican House Members.

    Yet as soon as he got the chance, Ryan snuck several huge immigration giveaways into the Omnibus spending bill Congress approved.

    It goes further:
    »Nearly QUADRUPLES the number of H-2B low-skilled foreign workers allowed in this year. This could raise the total of these workers this year from 66,000 to 264,000.

    Not only that…
    »FUNDS a large increase in Syrian and other refugee resettlement in this country. Instead of a timeout and a full security review, Congress handed Obama everything he wants.

    »FUNDS Obama’s catch-and-release policy that virtually stops deportations.

    »FUNDS Sanctuary Cities, so that cities like San Francisco that refuse to turn over jailed illegal aliens to the feds will face no cut in funding.

    »MAINTAINS tax credits to illegal aliens in the form of the Earned Income Tax Credit. That is, if a family is poor enough, they not only pay no income tax, the government pays THEM. Yes, that includes illegal aliens! Also, Congress continues to allow illegal aliens to claim child tax credits on their tax returns.

    »FUNDS the continued relocation into America of the unaccompanied minors who are marching across the border into Texas and states. The numbers of these crossing the border is way up again this year.

    Even with all these outrages I’ve mentioned, there are still MORE terrible things hidden in the Omnibus bill, which passed both the House and the Senate. A hopeful sign is that 95 House Republicans joined with 18 House Democrats, and 26 Senate Republicans joined with 6 Senate Democrats to vote NO on this monstrosity.

    Yet, most Republicans and most all the Democrats voted yes, and it passed. Their complicity in this sell out is the real threat to Americans,

    Watch, Senator Jeff Sessions explains it best:
    Why American Voters Are “in Open Rebellion!”

  • jerry young says:

    did I miss something here? don’t the republicans have the majority? how did democrats out vote republicans? oh wait I forgot about the rinos!

    1. CharlieSeattle says:


      I hope Americans clearly understand what Republican RINO donor policies are all about now. Mitch McConnel, John Boehner, Paul Ryan and Eric Cantor and have championed Obama’s treasonous agenda for almost a decade!

      Before the November 2014 election, Republican’s made us, their base, sweet sounding promises! Then they lied, betrayed and back stabbed their supporters after the election.

      The November 2014 election was ..NOT, approval for Republican to recently pass the Omnibus Spending Bill and F#%k over all Americans opposed to funding illegal aliens and muslim refugee resettlement.

      The November 2014 election was ..NOT, approval for Republican plans to pass TPP and F#%k over American workers.

      The November election was a verdict ..AGAINST, Obama’s treasonous illegal alien amnesty plans ….by ….the …..American ….voters!

      The election was ..NOT, approval for Republican plans to pass a funding bill that pays for Obama’s illegal executive action granting legal status to illegal aliens.

      The election was ..NOT, approval for Republican plans to do the same thing as disclosed in Gang Of Eight Senate Bill 744 and recently passed CRONYbus HR83.

      The last election was ..NOT, approval for Republican plans to NOT round up and deport ALL illegal aliens in the USA.

      The election was ..NOT, approval for Republican plans to increase H-1b visas as disclosed in Gang Of Eight Senate Bill 744.

      The election was …NOT, approval for Republican plans to NOT cancel the H-1b visa program and NOT deport ALL the foreigners here now taking American jobs.

      The election was ..NOT, approval for Republican actions to gut EPA regulations and pollute with abandon.

      The election was ..NOT, approval for Republican plans to drill in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR).

      The election was ..NOT, approval for Republicans to allow corporations to avoid paying US taxes through tax inversion schemes.

      The election was ..NOT, approval for ALL Republicans to allow US Banks to once again allow “Derivatives provision” and CITIBANK language repealing part of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street reform law putting American taxpayers on the hook, …again, for their losses as recently passed in CRONYbus HR83.

      Remember, American Patriots STILL, vote in far greater numbers than Illegal Aliens and Billionaire PAC’$ …and they will vote for TRUMP!

      Oh, and speaking of …establishment republicans and illegal aliens. I was glad to see that Eric Cantor was up and around tearfully p|mping John Boehner’s career. Last I heard, he had his head over a toilet for 6 months after his loss.

  • SDofAZ says:

    The dems will pay in votes. Vote em out and cull the rinos as well. The pretend conservatives who have done whatever BO and the Reid/Pelosi/disgusting McConnell/Rat Ryan tag team asked! You know, those elected officials who did what party leaders wanted and ignored the demands of their legal constituents!

  • TexRancher says:

    Once again a Socialist TRAITOR to AMERICANS shuts down an effort to keep this country safe from people who hate our guts!

  • Hillaryoncrack says:

    The traitor Reid should be one of the first put on trial after the new administration takes over, the Trump administration that is.

    1. VirgoVince says:

      NO need for a trial, his decades long record speaks for itself, just arrest him and ovimit and place them in front of a Firing Squaid!

      1. Hillaryoncrack says:

        Fine by me.

      2. USNavyPatriot says:

        Shooting is too good for them. Hang them by the neck from a tree, kicking and crying until dead. Well, on second thought, shoot them with .22’s in hands and feet, then wrists and ankles, elbows and knees… well, you get the idea. Those miserable subhumans have earned a slow agonizing death.

        1. VirgoVince says:

          That works for me, too! Inflict as much pain as possible!! And, leave the carcasses for the animals, they’re used to eating garbage!!

          1. The Redhawk says:

            Why not hang them by the Balls… If we can find any , that is, and then use the .22 punishment???

        2. Mike O'Mara says:

          You sound bitter. All they did was destroy our country and our children’s future. At least they were nice enough to allow some children to be born.

        3. The Redhawk says:

          BULLS EYE!!! SEMPER FI !!

      3. Mike O'Mara says:

        They will have to point and yell Bang! Because there will be no bullets or guns in the possesion of any Americans.

      4. The Redhawk says:

        LOCK and LOAD!!! One Shot ….One…..GONE!

    2. unique201 says:

      And When found guilty, sent to GITMO.

    3. The Redhawk says:

      rEID , te sNAKE< will do naything to stop the Proces of the Senate and Blame the GOP for his STINK creating actions in the senate ….but he has so many Progresive Commies aka DUMMIECRATS in need of JOB LOSS…in NOV 2016 that it dores not matter now…

      1. USNavyPatriot says:

        Damn right! That slimy old worm has been a major career player in corrupting our once respectable American legislative process. We need Term Limits and can impose them with our votes, by always voting for challengers! These mutherfuckers who are destroying our nation are getting rich in the process and are so-far-gone-whacked-out-sick that they don’t even think of us as human beings! We are only numbers and statistics to them. Remember this fellow Americans and Patriots: We out number them by millions upon millions to a few thousand and ~80-90 Americans own guns! They are scared to death that they will push us too far, too quickly, and rightly so! If only 10% of us decide we have nothing to lose, we’ll have 8+ million armed, mad as hell American citizens taking them out. There is absolutely NOTHING more lethal than a pissed off American who is focused and motivated by love for family, friends and country! Thank God for our #2A rights, our constitution and our not-forgotten liberties and traditions! May God given us strength and bless America!

        1. The Redhawk says:

          Amen… Semper FI , Navy

          1. USNavyPatriot says:

            Copy that, Marine

          2. The Redhawk says:


    4. Peatro Giorgio says:

      There are criminal charges pending for Reid in his home state of Nevada. State criminal charges. His ass is grass.

      1. Hillaryoncrack says:

        For real??!! I wasn’t aware. How refreshing that the people of Nevada have finally wised up. Pity it is very late in the game as he has done much damage to the nation. Better late than never I guess. He comes from a family of horse thieves and cattle rustlers in Searchlight Nevada you know.

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