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Brown For US Senate - BY VOTING AGAINST TROOPS AT THE BORDER, SHAHEEN TURNED A BLIND EYE TO OUR IMMIGRATION CRISIS 

MANCHESTER - As Texas has scrambled to send National Guard troops to secure the border, the Brown campaign today highlighted Jeanne Shaheen's 2010 vote against a bipartisan bill that would have sent 6,000 National Guard troops to protect our southern border.

The
 legislation failed to reach the 60 vote threshold to pass, but did receive majority support in the Senate, 51-46. Scott Brown voted in favor of the bill, as did 12 Democrats, including California Senators Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein.

"Because of President Obama and Senator Shaheen, we have an immigration crisis on our hands," said Colin Reed, Brown's campaign manager. "Rather than fix the problem, she has made it worse by opposing efforts to secure the border and by supporting amnesty for young illegal immigrants which has encouraged more people to come here in violation of the law. Scott Brown believes that the National Guard can help alleviate problems at the border by providing security and humanitarian assistance to people in need."

In addition to this issue, Brown and Shaheen's records on immigration are drastically different. While Brown has opposed amnesty, supported the construction of a border fence and voted against the DREAM Act, Shaheen supports amnesty, has voted in favor of the DREAM Act and voted repeatedly against a border fence.


BACKGROUND

Scott Brown Voted To Send National Guard Troops To Protect The Border. "An amendment provide for National Guard support to secure the southern land border of the United States." (S.Amndt. 4124 to H.R. 4899, Roll Call Vote #165. Cloture Motion Rejected: 51-46, 5/27/10, Brown Voted Yea)

Jeanne Shaheen Voted Against Sending National Guard Troops To Protect The Border. "An amendment provide for National Guard support to secure the southern land border of the United States." (S.Amndt. 4124 to H.R. 4899, Roll Call Vote #165. Cloture Motion Rejected: 51-46, 5/27/10, Shaheen Voted Nay)

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