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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 28, 2007
CONTACT: Jessica Echard (202) 544-0353
GRASSROOTS AMERICANS DRIVE FINAL STAKE IN AMNESTY BILL
Washington, D.C. — Eagle Forum, a leading pro-family organization founded by Phyllis Schlafly, applauds grassroots Americans who, over the course of three weeks, rallied to defeat S. 1639, the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2007, by flooding their Senators' phone lines with calls of opposition. On June 28th, cloture on the motion to proceed to final passage failed to be invoked by a vote of 53 to 46 (Roll Call 235).
This vote is significant not only because it marks the second time this bill has failed to pass within the last three weeks, but a larger number of Senators voted against cloture this time around. Despite all of Bush Administration's secret deals and arm-twisting efforts, Senators finally realized that their real allegiance does not belong to the President, but rather, to the American people.
"The days of shoving legislation down the throats of the American people are over," stated Eagle Forum Executive Director, Jessica Echard. "Grassroots America, talk radio, and a handful of Senators stood toe to toe with our nation's elite power class and we won!"
"Now President Bush can focus on enforcing our current laws. He has the ability to end the status quo and start establishing a new policy of enforcement. We look forward to him doing that," stated Echard.
"It's time for our elected officials to drop this push for amnesty, once and for all!" Echard stated. "America would be better served if Senators used their August recess to travel down to the border and help build the fence they passed last year."