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Roll Call 814 - Stolen Vote

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Uploaded on May 12, 2008

On the night of August 2, a GOP proposal to bar illegal immigrants from receiving taxpayer-funded benefits under Fiscal Year 2008 agriculture appropriations bill passed 215-213 when the Democratic chair gaveled the vote to a close. After reopening the vote and allowing several Democrats to change their vote, Democratic leaders ordered the vote closed for a second time, reversing the outcome and restoring taxpayer benefits under the bill for illegal immigrants. The select committee -- which has subpoena power -- is expected to issue a final, comprehensive report by September 15, 2008.

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