This was a vote to end debate on the Immigration Amnesty bill (S.1348) two weeks ago before it could be weakened further by opponents' amendments, so that it could be pushed through for passage.
[ The Amnesty bill has since been re-numbered and re-introduced onJune 18, 2007, now as S.1639. The U.S. Senate calendar indicates that S.1639 will be taken up on Tuesday, June 26, 2007. http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=senate_calendar&docid=sc001
Check the bill status and any votes on S.1639 at http://thomas.loc ]
"Graham predicted that the Senate will pass a revised immigration measure before the July 4th recess."
The State, Jun. 15, 2007
Thankfully, the June 7 cloture vote to end debate on S. 1348 failed. The cloture vote needed 60 votes to succeed, but only achieved 45 "Yea" votes; 50 Senators voted against cloture ("Nay"); and 4 Senators were recorded as "Not Voting." Among the 45 "Yea" votes below are these pro-Amnesty bill leaders:
Ted Kennedy (D-MA)
John McCain (R-AZ)
Lindsey Graham (R-SC)
Arlen Specter (R-PA)
Dianne Feinstein (D-CA)
...and these candidates for President in 2008:
Joe Biden (D-DE)
Hillary Clinton (D-NY)
Chris Dodd (D-CT)
John McCain (R-AZ)
Barack Obama (D-IL)
From http://thomas.loc.gov - S.1348
Title: A bill to provide for comprehensive immigration reform and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Reid, Harry [NV] (introduced 5/9/2007) Cosponsors (4)
Related Bills: S.1639
Latest Major Action: 6/7/2007 Senate floor actions.
Status: Motion by Senator Reid to reconsider the vote by which cloture on the bill was not invoked
[Record Vote Number 204] entered in Senate.
6/7/2007: S.AMDT.1150 Cloture on amendment SA 1150, upon reconsideration, not invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 45 - 50. Record Vote Number: 206. (consideration: CR S7313; text: CR S7313)
AMNESTY BILL (S.1348) ROLL CALL CLOTURE VOTE - June 7, 2007
Record Vote Number: 206.
U.S. Senate Roll Call Votes 110th Congress - 1st Session as compiled through Senate LIS by the Senate Bill Clerk under the direction of the Secretary of the Senate
Question: On the Cloture Motion (Upon Reconsideration, Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Kennedy Amdt. No. 1150, As Amended )
Vote Number: 206
Vote Date: June 7, 2007, 08:24 PM
Required For Majority: 3/5 Vote Result: Cloture Motion Rejected
Amendment Number: S.Amdt. 1150 to to S. 1348
(Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2007 )
Statement of Purpose: In the nature of a substitute.
Not Voting 4
Grouped By Vote Position
[CCL note: Nine CFR members in the US Senate have been identified below, and one former CFR member, and three 33rd Degree Masons, and one Skull and Bones secret society member, and one who has been a member of the Trilateral Commission]
YEAs --- 45
Bayh (D-IN) - Council on Foreign Relations member
Dodd (D-CT) - Council on Foreign Relations member
Feinstein (D-CA) - Council on Foreign Relations member; has been Trilateral Commission member
Graham (R-SC) - protege of CFR member Senator John McCain (R-AZ)
Hagel (R-NE) - Council on Foreign Relations member
Kerry (D-MA) - Council on Foreign Relations member; Skull and Bones secret society
Lieberman (ID-CT) - Council on Foreign Relations member
McCain (R-AZ) - Council on Foreign Relations member
Schumer (D-NY) - former Council on Foreign Relations member
Specter (R-PA) - 33rd Degree Mason
NAYs --- 50
Byrd (D-WV) - 33rd Degree Mason
Lott (R-MS) - 33rd Degree Mason
Rockefeller (D-WV) - Council on Foreign Relations member
Snowe (R-ME) - Council on Foreign Relations member
Not Voting - 4
Steve Lefemine, pro-life missionary
dir., Columbia Christians for Life
http://www.christianlifeandliberty.net/ (click on "News" for more Immigration / Amnesty information)
June 23, 2007
2006 Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) Membership Roster
See a concise overview article about the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) at:
"The Definition of Tyranny," The New American (May 15, 1995), by John F. McManus
33rd Degree Mason Republican Senator Trent Lott,
33rd Degree Mason Republican Arlen Specter, and
33rd Degree Mason Democrat Robert Byrd,
and the fraudulent impeachment trial of President Bill Clinton:
[additional emphasis added]
The power of the Masonic bond was evidenced in the impeachment trial of President Clinton. In high school Clinton had been president of the Masonic youth group De Molay and in 1988 was inducted into the International De Molay Hall-of-Fame. Three Senators, all 33rd degree Masons, were instrumental in his acquittal: Majority Leader Trent Lott limited the time and the number of witnesses available to the House prosecutors; Republican Arlen Specter led the 10 Republican Senators who voted to acquit; Democrat Robert C. Byrd, although publicly acknowledging Clinton's guilt, actually voted for acquittal, and set the example for all other Democrats.
The secret oaths and insoluble bonds of Freemasonry bring them ever closer to their ultimate goals the destruction of Christianity and the establishment of a pagan New World Order. [emphasis added]
Arlen Specter's role in JFK assassination cover-up
If S.1348/S.1639 gets 60 U.S. Senators, Republican & Democrat, to vote against a filibuster by Senate opponents of the bill, then the Amnesty Bill giving 12-20 Million Illegal Aliens INSTANT, INDEFINITE LEGAL STATUS will be able to pass the U.S. Senate, which the pro-Amnesty Senators will attempt to do next week, before the Fourth of July recess !!!
And Pelosi has said the U.S. House will begin debating immigration in July...
North American Union (NAU) - Canada / United States / Mexico merger, and loss of national sovereignty
(as per the European Union model)
The Immigration Amnesty Bill (S.1348/S.1639) is all about the North American Union, the planned merger of Canada, the United States, and Mexico, being pushed by the CFR !
(as per the European Union model)
PREMEDITATED MERGER - North American union plan headed to Congress in fall
Powerful think tank prepares report on benefits of integration between U.S., Mexico, Canada
"Building a North American Community"
Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), Task Force Report No. 53,
Security and Prosperity Partnership Of North America
Launched in March 2005 by Bush, Mexico's Pres. Fox, and Canada's PM
Check out this U.S. Government website: http://www.spp.gov/
STOP THE ILLEGAL ALIEN AMNESTY BILL !!! - STOP THE CFR's NORTH AMERICAN UNION !!!
Title: A bill to provide for comprehensive immigration reform and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Kennedy, Edward M. [MA] (introduced 6/18/2007) Cosponsors (1)
Related Bills: S.1348
Latest Major Action: 6/20/2007 Senate floor actions.
Status: Motion to proceed to consideration of measure withdrawn in Senate.
[ CCL Note: THIS SHOWS THE INTENTION OF THE PRO-AMNESTY BILL SENATORS TO PROCEED WITH THE RE-NUMBERED AMNESTY BILL (now S.1639): ]
Motion to proceed to consideration of measure made in Senate.
(consideration: CR S8158-8159)
Cloture motion on the motion to proceed presented in Senate.
(consideration: CR S8159; text: CR S8159)
Motion to proceed to consideration of measure withdrawn in Senate.
(consideration: CR S8159
From: Congressional Record
COMPREHENSIVE IMMIGRATION REFORM ACT OF 2007 -- (Senate - June 20, 2007)
[Page: S8158] GPO's PDF
Mr. REID. Mr. President, if I could do a little bit of business, and I will yield to the distinguished Senator from Delaware.
I was going to ask unanimous consent that the Senate proceed to the consideration of S. 1639, the immigration legislation, at a time to be determined by the majority leader following consultation with the Republican leader. However, I am advised there would be an objection from the Republican side, so I am not going to ask for that unanimous consent.
Therefore, I move to proceed to Calendar No. 208, S. 1639, and I send a cloture motion to the desk.
The PRESIDING OFFICER. The cloture motion having been presented under rule XXII, the Chair directs the clerk to read the motion.
[Page: S8159] GPO's PDF
The legislative clerk read as follows: Cloture Motion
We, the undersigned Senators, in accordance with the provisions of rule XXII of the Standing Rules of the Senate, do hereby move to bring to a close debate on the motion to proceed to Calendar No. 208, S. 1639, Immigration. Ted Kennedy, Russell D. Feingold, Daniel K. Inouye, Tom Carper, Sheldon Whitehouse, Pat Leahy, Richard J. Durbin, Benjamin L. Cardin, Ken Salazar, Frank R. Lautenberg, Joe Lieberman, Dianne Feinstein, John Kerry, Charles Schumer, Ben Nelson, B.A. Mikulski.
Mr. REID. I now ask unanimous consent that the mandatory quorum required under rule XXII be waived, and I therefore withdraw the motion.
The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so ordered. ______________________________________________
Foreign Invasion and War are two of God's "end-game" judgments upon wicked nations that shed innocent blood (2 Kings 24:1-4), as the United States of America has done for over 34 years, murdering over 47 Million (www.ldi.org) pre-birth children while in the God-designed sanctuary of their mothers' wombs:
2 Kings 24:1-4, KJB:
"In his days Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came up,..."
"And the LORD... sent them against Judah to destroy it, according to the word of the LORD, which he spake by his servants the prophets."
"Surely at the commandment of the LORD came this upon Judah, to remove them out of his sight, for the sins of Manasseh, according to all that he did;"
"And also for the innocent blood that he shed: for he filled Jerusalem with innocent blood; which the LORD would not pardon."
God is not mocked, America. "Blood toucheth blood" (Hosea 4:2). We have sown bloodshed in the womb, and we are already reaping bloodshed on the streets, of America and Iraq. God is recompensing us blood for blood for our national sin of child-murder-by-abortion (e.g., Columbine, 9-11, Iraq, Katrina, VA Tech,...), just as He did in the War Between Americans (1861-1865) for the national sin of chattel slavery, borne of the capital crime of man-stealing (Exodus 21:16), and followed by generations of brutality, bloodshed, and injustice against Black people.
FIFTH ANNUAL "REPENTANCE FOR BLOODGUILT" OUTDOOR WORSHIP SERVICE IN COLUMBIA, SC (since January 2003)
Sunday, January 21, 2007, South Steps, SC State House, Columbia, South Carolina
As America considers the twin major national security issues of:
1) millions of illegal aliens already having entered our country, and
2) the disaster from the undeclared, and therefore unconstitutional, and therefore illegal; as well as unjustified (no 9-11 connection, no WMD's), and therefore unnecessary (not a "just" war), and therefore immoral War in Iraq, REMEMBER:
It is God alone Who can bring peace and security to a land (Lev. 26:5,6)...
Foreign invasion and War are divine consequences upon a nation,any nation, for the shedding of innocent blood (e.g., 2 Kings 24:1-4)...
As has been said, it's now Christ, or Chaos (and then Tyranny)...
Mr. Mike Warren, Rochester, NY, minister and pro-life leader:
"True repentance is not possible until the truth regarding the need of repentance is comprehended."
How many Christians understand the Biblical doctrine of corporate bloodguilt,and therefore realize that all of us in America are stained with bloodguiltiness, as is the land itself ? How many pastors have the courage to preach it in the pulpit ? (e.g., Deuteronomy 19:10, 13; Numbers 35:33; Deuteronomy 21:1-9; Jeremiah 26:15)
"If My people, which are called by My Name (born-again Christians), shall humble themselves and pray, and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land."2 Chronicles 7:14
Repent, Church ! Repent, America !
No King but King Jesus!
Declarations and Evidences of Christian Faith in America's Colonial Charters, State Constitutions, and other Historical Documents during over 375 Years of American History: 1606 to 1982
"Where there is no vision, the people perish:..." Proverb 29:18
"My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee,... seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children." Hosea 4:6
"...with God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26b (KJB) [State of Ohio motto]
"I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me." Philippians 4:13 (KJB)
Abortion in America can be ended in one week by passing H.R. 2597 and removing appellate jurisdiction from the U.S. Supreme Court, to prevent the overturn of this bill, which if passed would ban abortion nationwide ( see H.R. 2597, the Sanctity of Life Act of 2007 at http://thomas.loc.gov/ )
Abortion in each state can be ended by passing no exceptions fetal 'personhood' bills, similar to as H.3284, the Right to Life Act of SC; and/or by passing constitutional amendments, similar to HB 403 in the State of Montana
2007 State-Level Bills Banning Abortions in Eight U.S. States
- AL, CO, GA, MT, ND, SC, TX, VA (16% of States in U.S.)
Revised and updated as of March 29, 2007
National Right to Life and the Republican Party are wrong. The composition of the US Supreme Court is not what has to change to end abortion. If the Christians of America would simply read Article III., Section 2. of their own national covenant, the US Constitution, perhaps they would understand that Congress and the President have had the power to end abortion in America in a week's time, for now almost 34 years !
PRESIDENT BUSH and CONGRESS COULD END ABORTION IN AMERICA IN ONE WEEK:
President Bush and the US Congress have the power NOW to end abortion in America in one week: Pass HR 552, the "Right to Life Act", amended with the addition of the Article III., Section 2. power of the US Congress in the US Constitution to limit the appellate jurisdiction of the US Supreme Court, and the complete jurisdiction of the lower federal courts (US District Courts and US Circuit Courts of Appeal, which were created by Congress by federal statute, and could even be eliminated by Congress by federal statute, let alone have their jurisdictions limited).
[ see HR 618 and HR 300, 110th Congress, at http://thomas.loc.gov/ ]
US House limits jurisdiction of Federal Courts regarding the Pledge of Allegiance Employs Article III., Section 2. constitutional power of the US Congress to limit the appellate jurisdiction of the US supreme Court:
This same Article III., Section 2. constitutional power of the US Congress to limit the appellate jurisdiction of the US supreme Court can be further applied to protect the God-ordained institution of marriage, to protect state-level laws banning acts of sodomy, to protect federal and state laws banning abortion, and to protect the freedom of religious expression that is guaranteed by the First Amendment of the US Constitution, vis-a-vis public displays of the Ten Commandments, and public prayer in the Name of Jesus.
The Article III., Section 2. legal strategy espoused in the articles above is embodied in HR 2597, The Sanctity of Life Act of 2007, sponsored by US Congressman Ron Paul (R-Texas).
Congressman Paul's bill HR 2597 would: 1) recognize human life beginning at conception, 2) recognize the legal status of "person" at conception, and 3) by invoking the Article III., Section 2. (US Constitution) authority and power of the US Congress to restrict the appellate jurisdiction of the US Supreme Court, would protect the bill from being overturned, thereby ending abortion in America !
Another more comprehensive bill utilizing the Article III., Section 2. legal strategy, and addressing the issues of 1) freedom of religious expression, 2) abortion, and 3) sodomite couplings, is HR 300, the We the People Act of 2007, also sponsored by the Representative Ron Paul (R-Texas). [Former Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, Roy Moore has advocated legislation in both the US House and US Senate utilizing the Art. III., Sec. 2. legal strategy that addressed the public acknowledgment of God / freedom of religious expression.]
Congressman Paul's bill HR 300 would return to the States their Sovereign Rights to:
- Acknowledge God (issues related to prayer in Jesus' Name, and posting of the Ten Commandments),
- Ban Child-Murder-By-Abortion
- Ban Sodomy (not just ban sodomite couplings, "marriage," and "civil unions")
See HR 2597 and HR 300 at http://thomas.loc.gov/ - check the list of co-sponsors, if your US House member is not a co-sponsor of both bills, contact and ask them to sign on as a co-sponsor to HR 2597 and to HR 300. Ask both of your US Senate members to introduce bills in the US Senate similar to HR 2597 and HR 300, as in the US House.