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Saturday, June 03, 2006

Senate Sellout Bill May Be Dead

If you click the title bar, you will see that there is a ray of hope on the US Senate's Illegal Immigration Sellout Bill. Apparently it's not constitutional for the Senate to enact tax law. Only the House of Representatives can do that. From the piece:

A key feature of the Senate bill is that it would make illegals pay back taxes before applying for citizenship, a requirement that supporters say will raise billions of dollars in the next decade.
There's just one problem: The U.S. Constitution specifically prohibits revenue-raising legislation from originating in the Senate.
"All bills for raising revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives," according to the "origination clause" in Article I, Section 7.


Dead in the water? Hopefully.

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