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Lamar! Lapses, Dem Senators Better On H-1B
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November 05, 2005, 05:00 PM
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Fourteen senators had the courage to stand up to the latest expansion of H-1b visas. What is interesting to me as VDARE.COM`s house progressive is that most of them were Democrats - and that as a group their tendency to support immigration restriction was barely greater than the congressional average:

Senator Party-State ABI-Grade Percentage-Grade
Akaka (D-HI) C 46%
Byrd (D-WV) A+ 95%
Dayton (D-MN) C 55%
Dodd (D-CT) D+ 34%
Dorgan (D-ND) C 54%
Durbin (D-IL) D 27%
Feingold (D-WI) D- 17%
Inhofe (R-OK) B+ 84%
Jeffords (I-VT) B- 66&
Landrieu (D-LA) C+ 58
Rockefeller (D-WV) C 50%
Sessions (R-AL) A 92%
Stabenow (D-MI) C 55%
Vitter (R-LA) A 94%

Notably absent from the list was Republican Senator Lamar Alexander. In 2002 he raised H-1b expansion as a campaign issue.

Tennessee Candidate for Senator Lamar Alexander made a video that strongly criticizes H-1B and attacks his opponent, Ed Bryant, for voting for H-1B. Lamar said that, "On May 20, 1998, Ed Bryant voted to allow U.S. companies to lay-off American workers to hire foreign workers."[Lamar Alexander Attacks H-1B on Video 8/6/2002 H-1B News, Zazona.com]

Now, in 2005, Alexander turned around and did the same thing - and in his case he can`t plead ignorance.

What is it about the Senate that turns men into cowards, whores and hypocrites? Sounds to me like the US needs serious election reform and publicly funded elections.