Vote Tally Count Safe Act – Improved Refugee background check

On Wednesday, Senate Democrats successfully and predictably blocked what many conservatives described as Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI)’s “Show Vote’”on refugee admissions.  Below are the links to individual votes.

Vote Summary By Senator Name By Vote Position By Home State

It has been called a show vote because the Ryan plan, even if the President signed it, would still allow the President to bring in an unlimited number of refugees from an unlimited number of countries.

Democrats’ filibuster on the motion to proceed to Ryan’s show vote comes one month after Speaker Ryan sent President Obama a blank check to fund visa issuances to nearly 300,000 (temporary and permanent) Muslim migrants in the next 12 months alone. Ryan’s decision to fully-fund Obama’s immigration agenda arguably ceded any leverage he may otherwise have had over Democrats and ensured the large-scale migration into America would continue and grow.

Ryan’s bill, known as the American SAFE Act, was blocked by 55-43.

Story over at Breitbart

Cloture on H.R. 4038: American SAFE Act of 2015

This was a vote on “cloture” in the Senate, which means to end debate so that an up-or-down vote can be taken. A vote in favor is a vote to end debate and move to a vote on the issue itself, while a vote against is a vote to prolong debate or to filibuster.

The vote was related to H.R. 4038.

U.S. Senate Roll Call Votes 114th Congress – 2nd Session

as compiled through Senate LIS by the Senate Bill Clerk under the direction of the Secretary of the Senate

Vote Summary

Question: On the Cloture Motion (Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to H.R. 4038 )
Vote Number: 4 Vote Date: January 20, 2016, 02:54 PM
Required For Majority: 3/5 Vote Result: Cloture Motion Rejected
Measure Number: H.R. 4038 (American Security Against Foreign Enemies Act of 2015 )
Measure Title: A bill to require that supplemental certifications and background investigations be completed prior to the admission of certain aliens as refugees, and for other purposes.
Vote Counts: YEAs 55
NAYs 43
Not Voting 2
Vote Summary By Senator Name By Vote Position By Home State


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