Tuesday, May 22, 2007

5/22 Update


We're moving Jeff Sessions to FIRM AGAINST based on his leadership of the arguments against on the floor.

We're going to put Kay Bailey Hutchison as "Leans Against" from "Undecided" for now with this quote to Bloomberg along with her vote against cloture on Monday.
Well, the compromise bill has some good points, but it also has some big holes in my opinion. I think that not having any requirement that a person go home to apply before coming in legally is a gaping hole. And I’m concerned about the impact on our Social Security system of people who got quarters credited illegally being able to use those quarters to go into our Social Security system. Those are two areas where I think we must strengthen the bill.
(Hat Tip, Hugh Hewitt)

We're moving Sam Brownback to "Leans For" from "Unknown" because of the silence of his campaign combined with his vote for cloture on Monday.

Moved Jim Bunning to FIRM AGAINST from LEANS AGAINST based on comments 5/21/07
“This bill will grant amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants, period. It’s true,” said Sen. Jim Bunning, R-Ky.
Since David Vitter was participating in debate on 5/21 against the bill, we're moving him to FIRM AGAINST from LEANS AGAINST.


John Carter (R-TX) is FIRM AGAINST based on a strong comment from his website.

Connie Mack (R-FL) is FIRM AGAINST with this new info:
On Monday, Rep. Connie Mack, R-Fort Myers, said he would not support the Senate legislation if it ended up in the House.
We're putting Dan Lungren (R-CA) in LEANS AGAINST based on this from the LA Times:
Rep. Dan Lungren, R-Calif., unveiled legislation he said was "an alternative to several of the large holes in the so-called Senate compromise."
The full spreadsheet is here:


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