26 Democrats Join Republicans to Pass ICE Amendment

  • 2019-02-28
  • Source: AAN
  • by: AAN Staff
26 Democrats Join Republicans to Pass ICE Amendment
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There is a silver lining to the first major gun control bill (H.R. 8) passed in years, which requires mandatory background checks to be performed on all prospective gun-buyers, including illegal immigrants.

At the eleventh hour, congressional Republicans added an amendment to report illegal immigrants who undergo the mandatory background check to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

Florida Congressman Greg Steube (R) proposed the amendment, which surprised the political world when it passed on a 220-209 vote – despite the Democrat's largest House majority since the post-Watergate era.

Here are the 26 Democrats who, briefly, regained their common sense. 

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