Yesterday FAIR released its Voting Report for the 112th Congress to provide our supporters insight into how their Members of Congress have voted on immigration over the last two years. FAIR’s Government Relations Department issues this report every two years as the legislative session comes to a close by analyzing the bills voted on in each chamber and choosing a sampling to present a picture of each Member’s position on immigration.
While no amnesty votes were taken, this year’s report reveals a stark lack of leadership on this critical issue. In particular, Congressional Leadership refused to allow for votes on enforcement-related bills at a time when the President and his Administration is unilaterally dismantling enforcement programs. Indeed, the only enforcement-related measures to receive votes were amendments to appropriations bills in the House. While many of these amendments represented good policy, they never had an opportunity to become law because Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) blocked them from reaching the Senate floor. Nonetheless, Senator Reid insisted on a vote to increase immigration.
We encourage all of our supporters to review the new Voting Report and learn more about how their lawmakers are representing them. To view how your Representative voted, click here. To view how your Senators voted, click here.