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Faso votes for the second House immigration bill that fails to pass

Jun 28, 2018 11:56 am
On June 27, Rep. John Faso (R-Kinderhook) voted for a Republican immigration bill that 112 Republicans voted against. The bill failed with 301 votes against, including all Democrats. Last week Faso voted against a hard-line immigration bill that was defeated 231-193, with Democrats and 40 Republicans voting against. Paul Tonko, the Democrat who represents Albany County and parts of Rensselaer County, voting against both bill. The Border Security and Immigration Reform Act of 2018, which failed this week, was said to be a compromise measure, although it received fewer votes. "Our immigration system is broken, and today the House failed to take meaningful steps to fix it by rejecting the compromise bill. This bill would have ensured parents and children stay together, strengthened border security, and resolved DACA," Faso tweeted. There was discussion of quickly voting on a narrow bill to end the separation of migrant children from their parents at the border before Congress takes a July 4 holiday break, but now that seems unlikely.