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  • bengrahamvalueinvestor bengrahamvalueinvestor Oct 4, 2007 2:08 AM Flag

    $3 billion border security. 95-1 vote

    Senate backs $3 billion border security add-on to Defense billBy Megan Scully CongressDaily October 3, 2007 The Senate voted 95-1 Wednesday to add $3 billion in emergency spending to the fiscal 2008 Defense appropriations bill to enhance border security efforts and crack down on illegal immigrants.
    The amendment, sponsored by Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., includes funding to hire thousands of border security agents, build hundreds of miles of fences and other barriers and buy surveillance equipment such as unmanned aerial vehicles to monitor the border.
    "The goal of this amendment is to prove to the public that Congress is very serious about securing our border," Graham said on the floor.

 
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